Out but not down

Update 08/09/2003

Abdul and Adli have a campaign website - www.unjustbbc.co.uk.

And the NUJ website has a petition form asking the BBC to take Abdul and Adli back - see here.

Abdul and Adli confront Dyke; photo © Stalingrad O'Neill

BBC World Service producers Abdul Hadi Jiad and Adli Hawwari were peremptorily dismissed by the World Service on 15 May - and they're not going quietly. They ambushed  BBC Director-General Greg Dyke as he arrived at the Radio Festival at Birmingham's International Conference Centre to give a speech on 9 July (above).

Management has widely alleged that Abdul and Adli overburdened them with court and tribunal cases. And guess what comes next, unless they have a re-think? Abdul asked Greg directly: "When will your reinstate us?". The reply was "You must talk to our people." Whatever that means.

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