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BBC to axe 450 newsroom jobs

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:37 PM

'The BBC has to face up to the changing way audiences are using us,' says Fran Unsworth, director of news and current affairs

BBC. File photo of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Scotland building, in Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. File photo by Shutterstock

BBC expands shortwave radio news coverage in Kashmir

Aug 16, 2019 - 9:23 AM

A BBC statement says, 'given the shutdown of digital services and phone lines in the region, it's right for us to try and increase the provision of news on our short wave radio services'

BBC Scotland building, Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland, UK; November 4th 2017: Glasgow headquarters building of the British Broadcasting Corporation at Pacific Quay.

BBC wants security review after cameraman attacked at Trump rally

Feb 13, 2019 - 7:11 AM

A Trump supporter yelling anti-media slogans attacks a British Broadcasting Corporation cameraman during the US president's rally in El Paso

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 11, 2019 US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in El Paso, Texas. The British Broadcasting Corporation asked the White House for a review of security arrangements on February 12, 2019 after a BBC cameraman was assaulted at a Donald Trump rally. BBC cameraman Ron Skeans was attacked by a Trump supporter yelling anti-media slogans during the US president's rally in El Paso, Texas, Monday night.Skeans was unhurt and the man wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat was restrained and removed from the riser where the media had assembled.  Nicholas Kamm / AFP

BBC chair quits amid shake-up of British broadcaster

Sep 14, 2016 - 7:33 PM

The negotiation over a new charter is a delicate process for the BBC which is widely loved in Britain but also draws political fire over its output because of its dependence on an annual license fee

CHANGE IS COMING. In this file photo, a BBC logo is pictured on a television screen inside the BBC's New Broadcasting House office in central London, on November 12, 2012. Carl Court/AFP

Chris Evans quits as lead host on BBC's 'Top Gear'

Jul 05, 2016 - 12:41 AM

Chris Evans: Gave it my best shot but sometimes that s not enough The team are beyond brilliant I wish them all the best

CHRIS EVANS. Host Chris Evans speaks onstage during the Top Gear panel as part of the BBC America portion of This is Cable 2016 Television Critics Association Winter Tour at Langham Hotel on January 8, 2016 in Pasadena, California. Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images/AFP

Abaya on laglag-bala woes: Review Firearms and Ammunition Act

Nov 04, 2015 - 7:59 PM

There are 1 212 cases of intercepted ammunition at NAIA terminals so far this year

NO PROOF YET. "So far, we have not established any fact to show any syndicate planting [bullets], but any passenger wrongly charged with planted evidence deserves all the attention of the government," DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya says. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz / Rappler

Gov't won't tolerate 'laglag bala' – Abaya

Nov 01, 2015 - 1:03 AM

The DOTC says it is studying the structure of aviation security setting up additional CCTVs changing handling procedures and stepping up the investigation on the alleged laglag bala scam

TANIM BALA. 'We have terminated and have filed charges against OTS and MIAA personnel before and will not hesitate to do it at all,' Abaya says

James Bond stars, JK Rowling warn over future of BBC

Jul 15, 2015 - 6:44 PM

Several British celebrities sign an open letter to the Prime Minister saying that nothing should be done to diminish the BBC

BBC News to cut 400 jobs in austerity drive

Jul 17, 2014 - 6:19 PM

BBC would create 195 new posts in the news division as part of a restructuring plan meaning a net reduction of 220 full time jobs overall

BBC. British prime minister David Cameron and the logo of the BBC World News is seen on a TV screen in a high rise office building in Bangkok, Thailand, early 03 June 2014. Udo Weitz/EPA

Flagship shows cancelled as BBC journalists strike

Feb 19, 2013 - 8:12 AM

BBC journalists staged a 24 hour strike on Monday February 18 in protest at job cuts preventing the transmission of the flagship Today morning news program and several other television and radio shows

Image courtesy of the BBC.

BBC Director-General resigns over sex abuse row

Nov 11, 2012 - 6:52 AM

The BBC s Director General George Entwistle resigned late Saturday November 10 after the broadcaster s flagship news program wrongly implicated a British politician in child sex abuse

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

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

Image courtesy of the BBC.

Savile scandal 'worst BBC crisis for 50 years'

Oct 22, 2012 - 9:27 AM

Unfolding claims of sexual abuse against late BBC star Jimmy Savile have plunged Britain s national broadcaster into its biggest crisis for 50 years a senior reporter has warned

Image courtesy of the BBC.

BBC's Thompson named New York Times CEO

Aug 15, 2012 - 8:30 AM

The New York Times named Mark Thompson the outgoing director general of the BBC as the paper s new president and chief executive

BBC Director-General Mark Thompson, recently appointed as the CEO of the New York Times. File photo courtesy of the British Broadcasting Corporation.