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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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