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Tony Hall rallies BBC staff on first day as director general

The message from the BBC’s new director general was clear as he spent his first day in the role yesterday: “The BBC’s best days lie ahead of us.” Read the full story

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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. Read the full story

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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. Read the full story

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MPs to grill BBC execs on Entwistle payoff

The BBC Trust is set to face questioning from MPs on why it chose to give former director general George Entwistle a £450,000 payoff following his resignation in the wake of the Newsnight scandal. Read the full story

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George Entwistle quits the BBC: the fallout

After only 54 days in the job the BBC’s 16th director general, George Entwistle, offered his resignation outside the steps of the corporation following a disastrous few weeks for the broadcaster. Read the full story

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Boris Johnson: BBC needs Tory director-general

The Mayor of London has attacked the BBC’s ideology and called for a Tory to be installed as director-general. Read the full story

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BBC director general to step down in autumn

Mark Thompson has announced he intends to step down from his role as director general of the BBC in the autumn. Read the full story

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BBC’s Thompson ‘psychologically ready’ to vacate DG role

The BBC’s director general of eight years, Mark Thompson, is “psychologically ready” to step down from his role sometime after the London 2012 Olympic games, according to insiders at the corporation. Read the full story

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“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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