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Review slams BBC over Savile report but says no cover-up

Dec 20, 2012 - 8:17 AM

An official report on Wednesday December 19 strongly criticized the BBC s handling of allegations of child sex abuse against late presenter Jimmy Savile but cleared the world s biggest broadcaster of a cover up

CRITICAL REPORT. Former Sky News executive Nick Pollard (R), speaks during a press conference at BBC Broadcasting House in London on December 19, 2012 alongside (L-R) ) Alison Hastings Chair of the BBC Trust Editorial Standards Committee, acting director-general Tim Davie, BBC Senior Independent Director Fiona Reynolds and BBC Trust Chairman Chris Patten, on the release of the Pollard Report into the BBC's handling of the child-sex abuse claims against late presenter Jimmy Savile. AFP PHOTO / POOL / CHRIS RADBURN

BBC showed 'basic' journalistic failings in abuse story

Nov 13, 2012 - 8:36 AM

The BBC showed basic journalistic failures in a news report in which it wrongly accused a senior politician of child abuse an internal investigation found on Monday

BBC IN CRISIS. A journalist is seen presenting in front of camera, outside the BBC's New Broadcasting House in central London on November 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS

BBC's director of news and deputy step aside: reports

Nov 12, 2012 - 4:53 PM

UPDATED The BBC s director of news Helen Boaden and her deputy Stephen Mitchell have stepped aside amid the crisis over Jimmy Savile and a report wrongly accusing a politician of child abuse reports said Monday

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Crisis-hit BBC needs 'thorough, structural, radical overhaul' - chair

Nov 12, 2012 - 11:11 AM

Chris Patten the chairman of the BBC Trust said there must now be a thorough structural radical overhaul of the way the BBC was run although he said he would not be resigning over the row

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BBC chief defends handling of Savile scandal

Oct 24, 2012 - 10:36 AM

The BBC s George Entwistle denied that pressure from BBC top brass had forced flagship current affairs television show Newsnight to shelve its Savile investigation late last year

Director-General of the BBC, George Entwistle (C), speaks to the media after attending a Commons culture committee in central London on October 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT

British PM criticizes BBC over Savile scandal

Oct 23, 2012 - 11:40 AM

British Prime Minister David Cameron accused the BBC of changing its story about Jimmy Savile as an editor who dropped an investigation into sex abuse claims against the late star stepped aside

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