No more BBC humiliating remarks

The BBC has published its new editorial guidelines, which are spearheading a clampdown on derogatory and humiliating remarks, after the events that surrounded ‘Sachsgate’.

Revealing the changes, the BBC Trust insisted that BBC staff will still be able to make jokes at the expense of those in the public eye, but advised that such jokes should be appropriate for the audience.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

This article appears in issue 256 of Media Digest.

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