BBC to air MI5 agent investigation following High Court ruling – The Independent

Posted May 19th, 2022 in anonymity, BBC, informers, intelligence services, news, public interest by sally

‘The BBC said a High Court ruling will allow it to broadcast a programme about a man it is claimed exploited his status as an MI5 informant.’

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The Independent, 18th May 2022

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BBC blocked from naming alleged MI5 informant accused of abusing women – The Guardian

‘The BBC has been banned from identifying a “dangerous extremist and misogynist” who is allegedly an MI5 informant, after a high court judge granted an injunction.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2022

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High Court to rule on bid for injunction to block BBC story over ‘MI5 informant’ – The Independent

‘The High Court is due to give a ruling on whether the BBC can identify a “dangerous extremist and misogynist” who is allegedly an MI5 informant.’

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The Independent, 6th April 2022

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BBC News programme ‘breached’ Ofcom broadcast standards – The Independent

Posted March 8th, 2022 in BBC, complaints, media, news, standards by tracey

‘A BBC News programme has been found to have breached “broadcast standards” due to it featuring an inaccurate statement which was not acknowledged or corrected on air, Ofcom has said.’

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The Independent, 7th March 2022

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Court bid to prevent BBC airing MI5 agent probe – BBC News

‘The government wants to stop a BBC programme that alleges an MI5 agent is a dangerous extremist and misogynist, who abused two former female partners.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2022

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Families win BBC payouts over 11 asbestos cancer deaths – The Guardian

‘The BBC has paid £1.64m in damages over the deaths of 11 former staff who died from cancer after working in corporation buildings riddled with asbestos, the Observer can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2022

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Watchdog stopped ministers breaching neutrality code in top BBC and BFI hires – The Guardian

‘A watchdog had to prevent ministers breaching a strict code on political neutrality and independence during the search for new chairs for the BBC and the British Film Institute (BFI), the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 7th November 2021

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BBC presenter hurt while playing role of ‘crash test dummy’ awarded £1.6m damages – The Independent

‘A television presenter has been awarded £1.6m in damages after he suffered brain and spine injuries while acting as a “crash test dummy” in a science programme. Jeremy Stansfield won a High Court battle with the BBC on Friday, with Dame Justice Amanda Yip ruling that the injuries he received in 2013 had derailed his “successful career in television” and restricted his enjoyment of life.’

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The Independent, 2nd October 2021

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BBC sued for set builder’s death in claim over asbestos – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2021 in asbestos, BBC, bereavement, cancer, damages, families, health & safety, industrial injuries, news by tracey

‘The BBC is being sued over the death of a set builder who contracted asbestos-related cancer while working on high-profile dramas including Doctor Who. Richard Evans’s widow, Valerie, is seeking damages from the corporation after it admitted in the high court that it had exposed him to asbestos during his 23 years making and painting sets.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2021

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Martin Bashir: Police take no action over Diana interview – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2021 in BBC, deceit, media, news, police, prosecutions, reports, royal family by tracey

‘Detectives will take no further action over Martin Bashir’s BBC interview with Diana, Princess of Wales. The Metropolitan Police looked at an independent review of the methods used to obtain the 1995 interview, but had “not identified evidence of activity that constituted a criminal offence”.’

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BBC News, 15th September 2021

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Twitter ‘troll’ to pay Stephen Nolan six-figure sum in damages – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2021 in BBC, damages, defamation, internet, news by tracey

‘A person who used anonymous Twitter accounts to make defamatory remarks about Stephen Nolan has apologised and agreed to pay a six-figure damages sum.’

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BBC news, 1st July 2021

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Police will not launch criminal investigation into Martin Bashir’s interview with Princess Diana – The Independent

Posted March 5th, 2021 in BBC, deceit, documents, inquiries, media, news, police, professional conduct, royal family by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police will take no further action over BBC journalist Martin Bashir’s controversial interview with Princess Diana in 1995.’

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The Independent, 4th March 2021

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BBC fined £28,000 for recording part of hearing of legal challenge to grant by county council of planning permission for fracking – Local Government Lawyer

‘The BBC has been fined £28,000 after it made a video and audio recording of a half day’s hearing in the Planning Court.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd February 2021

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TV licence fee decriminalisation decision shelved – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2021 in BBC, consultations, criminal justice, fines, government departments, licensing, news by sally

‘The government has decided not to move ahead with plans to decriminalise non-payment of the TV licence fee, but said it would “remain under active consideration”.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2021

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Ofcom investigating row over Emily Maitlis’ Newsnight monologue about Dominic Cummings – The Independent

‘The UK’s broadcasting watchdog is investigating the row over BBC host Emily Maitlis’ monologue about Dominic Cummings’ infamous trip to Barnard Castle.’

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The Independent, 15th December 2020

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Equality watchdog clears BBC of pay discrimination against women – BBC News

Posted November 12th, 2020 in BBC, equal pay, equality, news, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘An investigation by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission has found no unlawful acts of pay discrimination against women by the BBC. But it has recommended “improvements to increase transparency and rebuild trust with women at the organisation”.’

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BBC News, 12th November 2020

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Ofcom: Does TV Need A New Diversity Regulator? – Each Other

Posted September 1st, 2020 in BBC, diversity, media, news by sally

‘Media regulator Ofcom is under fresh scrutiny after historian David Olusoga accused it of failing to hold broadcasters accountable for their lack of diversity. EachOther spoke to industry experts about their views on his call for a new diversity regulator and what it should look like.’

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Each Other, 28th August 2020

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Samira Ahmed and BBC reach equal pay settlement – Daily Telegraph

‘Samira Ahmed and the BBC have reached a settlement after the presenter won her equal pay claim against the corporation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2020

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TV licence convictions hard to justify, says MP scrutinising BBC – The Guardian

Posted February 17th, 2020 in BBC, civil justice, criminal justice, enforcement, fines, licensing, news, select committees by sally

‘The Conservative MP tasked with scrutinising the BBC has said it is hard to justify enforcing the licence fee through the criminal courts, suggesting the corporation is losing support in its battle to prevent the decriminalisation of the £154.50 charge.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2020

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EP 102: BBC Pay Discrimination – Shaheen Rahman QC – Law Pod UK

Posted February 4th, 2020 in BBC, employment tribunals, equal pay, news, women by sally

‘In Episode 102 Emma-Louise Fenelon talks to Shaheen Rahman QC about Samira Ahmed’s decisive Employment Tribunal victory against the BBC.’

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Law Pod UK, 3rd February 2020

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