The BBC has been engulfed by a row over the accuracy of its news reporting.
It is not clear why BBC News has so far published two articles on the death of the late journalist Azie Gao.
Azie was found dead on September 23 in a hotel room in Singapore.
Her death has been widely condemned by human rights groups, journalists, and politicians alike.
On September 28, the BBC said it was investigating whether Azie’s death was suspicious and if the BBC could have prevented it.
In a separate article on September 29, the same BBC News team cited sources as saying the death was a suicide.
It also reported that Azie had died of “depression”.
The BBC then said the source was not yet known.
On Friday, Azie media company said the BBC had “misreported” the article, saying it was the “last story that was printed”.
On Saturday, BBC News published an article saying the BBC was investigating the case.
Azi Gao’s son, James, also published a statement on his website calling on the BBC to “correct its record”.
The statement said the family would not be intimidated by the news media, adding that “Azie’s family is suffering under the pressure of the press”.
James Azie has told the BBC he believes the BBC “sought to suppress the truth about her death”.
Azie died from “disease-causing” drug toxicity, according to her son.
The BBC did not respond to The Independent’s request for comment.
James Azi also said the “BBC’s attitude to Azie is not just disrespectful, it is criminal and immoral”.
On September 27, Azi’s son James said that Azi had been murdered.
He said that his mother had not died of an illness, but because of “medical negligence” and that “she was killed because of her work”.
James said the death had “shattered our lives”, and that he believed that the BBC News article was the result of a “cover-up”.
The Guardian has contacted Azie and Azie Media for comment and will update this story when we receive it.
Azies son said that the family was considering legal action against the BBC and the BBC Trust.
The Guardian understands that Azies family had “serious concerns” about the BBC’s coverage of Azie, including whether it was true that Aziemans death was linked to her work.
Aziero’s death has sparked a public debate about what role journalists play in society.
The article was published by the BBC World Service and the ABC’s News Breakfast.
In it, the reporter claimed that “the BBC has no interest in protecting journalists”.
James wrote that he would continue to fight for Azie “in whatever form I can”.
Azi was the first journalist killed in the Philippines since former foreign minister Alan Peter Cayetano was killed in 2008.
Azien was killed while covering a protest outside a government building in Manila.
In May 2018, a Philippine newspaper published a photo of Azien’s body.
The news agency that published the photo said the news of her death was “unsubstantiated”.
On Sunday, Azien, who was a native of China, said she had been killed because she refused to allow the media to “control the truth”.