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Savile: BBC management censured, Newsnight editor axed

Newsnight editor Peter Rippon is to be replaced after a scathing 185-page report into the BBC’s handling of the Jimmy Savile affair. Read the full story

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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. 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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Lord McAlpine’s solicitor: ‘apologise or be sued’

ITV’s This Morning is part of “a very long list”, including Twitter users, facing legal action from Lord McAlpine over false accusations in relation to child abuse. Read the full story

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Quote of the Week – 14/11/12

“The real problem here is the BBC’s decision, in the wake of the Hutton Inquiry, to play safe by appointing biddable people. They then compounded the problem by enforcing a series of cuts on programme budgets, while bloating the management.” Read the full story

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BBC review outlines Newsnight failings

The BBC has released a summary of a review into the failings behind the 2 November Newsnight investigation which wrongly implicated Lord McAlpine in a child abuse scandal. Read the full story

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Paxman warned BBC over Newsnight budget cuts

The failings of Newsnight’s 2 November report on the alleged sexual abuse carried out by a former Conservative politician could partially be blamed on heavy-handed funding cuts. Read the full story

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BIJ editor resigns over Newsnight peado gaffe

Iain Overton, who revealed on Twitter that Newsnight was to oust a ‘senior political figure’ as a peadophile, has resigned his position as editor of the Burea of Investigative Journalism. 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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