In a recent controversy, Dawn Queva, a senior scheduling coordinator and playout planner at BBC Three, has come under fire for a series of antisemitic Facebook posts. The posts, which have since been deleted, contained derogatory comments about Jewish people and white individuals, raising concerns about discrimination within the renowned broadcasting organization.

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Queva, whose profile appeared under the name Dawn Las Quevas-Allen, reportedly referred to Jewish people as “Nazi apartheid parasites” and promoted conspiracy theories, including the denial of the Holocaust. In one instance, she accused Jews of funding a “holohoax” and made inflammatory remarks about Israel and Zionism.

Dawn Queva (x/@thenorskapaul)

The senior BBC employee did not limit her discriminatory remarks to one community, as she also targeted white individuals, branding them as a “virus” and a “mutant invader species.” Additionally, Queva made references to Great Britain as the “UKKK,” associating it with the Ku Klux Klan.

Several of Queva’s disturbing posts date back nearly a decade, with Facebook taking action by removing or restricting some of her content. An incident in early January led to restrictions on her activity for bullying and hate speech, according to reports.

The BBC, currently under scrutiny for its coverage of the conflict between Israel and Hamas, faces further challenges with Queva’s antisemitic posts surfacing. Director general Tim Davie has initiated “listening meetings” to address perceived biases in the network’s work.

In response to the controversy, a BBC spokesperson stated, “We do not tolerate antisemitism, Islamophobia, or any form of abuse, and we take any such allegations seriously, taking appropriate disciplinary action wherever necessary.”

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The incident highlights the ongoing struggle against discrimination within prominent institutions, emphasizing the need for vigilance and accountability in maintaining fair and unbiased practices.