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UK Government responds to PSB report

The UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published the Government’s response to its report on The future of public service broadcasting. In its response, the Government said it welcomed publication of the Committee’s report and “wholeheartedly” agreed with the Committee’s assessment that the need for public service broadcasting remains as […]

June 17, 2021By Colin Mann

BBC publishes Bashir appointment review

The BBC has published a review set up to establish the facts around the decision to appoint Martin Bashir as Religious Affairs Correspondent in September 2016 and the subsequent re-grading of the role to Religion Editor in 2018. The review was conducted by Ken MacQuarrie, until January 2021, the BBC’s Director, Nations and Regions, and […]

June 14, 2021By Colin Mann

MPs to hold BBC Dyson Report hearing

Following a private meeting of the UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Chair Julian Knight has confirmed that it will hold an evidence session to examine questions raised by the report from Lord Dyson investigating the circumstances around the 1995 Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales. The session, which is […]

May 25, 2021By Colin Mann

BBC Board to review editorial policies and governance

The BBC Board has issued a Statement expressing its concern at the findings in Lord Dyson’s report into the 1995 Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, confirming that it will review the effectiveness of the BBC’s editorial policies and governance in detail. “We accepted Lord Dyson’s findings in full and reiterate the apology we […]

May 24, 2021By Colin Mann

Former BBC exec quits Ofcom board; Hall steps down at National Gallery

Tim Suter, who, while a senior BBC executive, was part of the 1996 internal investigation into how discredited reporter Martin Bashir secured an interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, has stepped down from the board of broadcasting regulator Ofcom. Separately Lord (Tony) Hall has stepped down from his role as Chairman of the National Gallery. […]

May 24, 2021By Colin Mann

BBC apologises for Diana interview

The BBC has published the Rt Hon Lord Dyson’s independent investigation into the circumstances around the 1995 Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, with Director-General Tim Davie offering a “full and unconditional apology” for the process for securing the interview. The BBC Board appointed Lord Dyson to lead the investigation on November 18th 2020. […]

May 20, 2021