BBC clashes with Google over ‘right to be forgotten’ policy

The BBC is contesting the removal of 46 links to articles on its website from Google’s search engine after the web giant started implementing its controversial ‘right to be forgotten’ policy. Continue Reading

BBC’s £100m digital scheme failure labelled ‘shocking waste of money’

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The BBC has been criticised for the failure of its £100m Digital Media Initiative by both government and the National Union of Journalists. Continue Reading

BBC should have campaigned against Leveson, says ex-Radio 4 journalist

Robin Aitken, a former current affairs journalist at the BBC, has said the corporation failed “to mount a robust campaign against Leveson” and has “done a great disservice to this country”. Continue Reading

Roger Mosey appointed BBC editorial director

The BBC announced on Tuesday that the architect of their London Olympics coverage, Roger Mosey, was appointed as editorial director.  Continue Reading

BBC news programmes in peril over strike action

Proposed strike action is likely to affect the BBC’s news and current affairs output next Monday. Continue Reading

Lord Patten defends price to pay off Entwistle

Paying George Entwistle £450,000 to leave the BBC was “better than any other course of action”, according to the head of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten. Continue Reading

Who is the BBC’s new director general?

Tony Hall has been announced as the new director general of the BBC. But who is he, and what is he likely to bring to the corporation? Media Digest has a run down of the new man in charge. Continue Reading

Tony Hall appointed BBC director general

Just a week and a half after George Entwistle stood outside the BBC and announced his resignation, the corporation has found his replacement: Royal Opera House chief executive Tony Hall. Continue Reading

 

“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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