Licence fee prosecutions overburden courts, argues Michael Gove – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2015 in BBC, licensing, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Michael Gove, the justice secretary, has raised concern that prosecutions for non-payment of the BBC licence are overburdening the courts.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2015

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Ofcom clears Top Gear over ‘pikey’ pun – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2015 in BBC, complaints, media, news, travellers by sally

‘Ofcom has backed a BBC Trust decision not to censure the BBC over using the word “pikey” in an edition of Top Gear.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2015

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Ofcom ‘could be handed external control of the BBC’ under plans to be published – The Independent

Posted June 26th, 2015 in BBC, charters, news by sally

‘A Government report on the future of the BBC is set to recommend that the BBC Trust be abolished and its powers handed to Ofcom, it has been reported.’

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The Independent, 26th June 2015

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BBC faces no action over ‘knickers’ comment in Ched Evans debate – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2015 in BBC, complaints, media, news, rape by sally

‘A BBC radio presenter who said women should “keep their knickers on” while discussing convicted rapist and footballer Ched Evans will face no further action from media regulator Ofcom.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2015

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Jimmy Savile: Publication into TV presenter’s abuse over decades at BBC postponed – The Independent

Posted May 5th, 2015 in BBC, delay, news, police, reports by sally

‘Publication of Dame Janet Smith’s report into how Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall carried out campaigns of abuse over decades at the BBC has been postponed at the request of the Metropolitan Police.’
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The Independent, 1st May 2015

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BBC Savile abuse: Dame Janet Smith review ‘due in May’ – BBC News

‘A report into how Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall carried out abuse while at the BBC is due to be published in May, the review’s author has said.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2015

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Licence fee: What is the BBC charge – and how will the changes affect you? – The Independent

Posted March 3rd, 2015 in BBC, fees, licensing, news by sally

‘The introduction of a universal flat-rate fee to replace the licence fee is expected to be backed by BBC Director General Lord Hall later today.’

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The Independent, 2nd March 2015

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Sir Cliff Richard’s privacy was ‘violated’ by police deal with BBC, report claims – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 24th, 2015 in BBC, freedom of information, media, news, police, privacy, reports by sally

‘A damning report has alleged that ‘incompetent’ police chiefs violated Sir Cliff Richard’s privacy by disclosing details of a raid on his home to the BBC’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd February 2015

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BBC licence fee: decriminalisation of non-payment pushed back until 2017 – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2015 in BBC, bills, fees, licensing, news by sally

‘The government has been defeated in the House of Lords after peers voted for an amendment backed by former BBC chairman Lord Grade preventing decriminalisation of non-payment of the licence fee before 2017.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2015

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The government departments breaching Freedom of Information law – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2015 in BBC, freedom of information, government departments, news by sally

‘Some of the most important government departments are not fulfilling their obligations under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, a Newsnight investigation has shown.’

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BBC News, 29th January 2015

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EastEnders cleared of breaching Ofcom rules – BBC News

Posted January 6th, 2015 in BBC, codes of practice, complaints, media, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Media watchdog Ofcom has cleared the BBC of breaching broadcasting rules over a rape storyline, which prompted complaints from the public.’

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BBC News, 5th January 2015

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DJ Chris Denning jailed for 13 years for abusing 24 boys – The Independent

‘Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning has been jailed for 13 years for sexually assaulting 24 boys – including one allegedly at Jimmy Savile’s house.’

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The Independent, 16th December 2014

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‘Angel of Death’ murders: TV investigation casts doubt over conviction of Colin Norris – Daily Telegraph

‘New scientific evidence casts fresh doubt on the conviction of a nurse who was jailed for a minimum of 30 years for murdering four elderly women and attempting to kill another, according a TV investigation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th December 2014

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GP ‘disgust’ at watchdog errors – BBC News

Posted December 8th, 2014 in BBC, doctors, medical treatment, news by sally

‘GPs have told the BBC their reputations have been “tarnished by incompetence” from the health watchdog.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2014

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Jimmy Savile paedophile scandal has created ‘non-stop’ flow of sex abuse cases, judges tell Chris Grayling – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2014 in BBC, child abuse, hospitals, murder, news, prisons, sexual offences by sally

‘Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, says huge spike in sex offence cases since former BBC DJ’s crimes were exposed has put added pressure on prison service.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2014

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‘Fake sheikh’ fails in bid to stop Panorama revealing appearance

Posted November 11th, 2014 in appeals, BBC, injunctions, media, news, privacy by michael

‘The “fake sheikh” journalist Mazher Mahmood has failed in an appeal to the high court to prevent BBC1’s Panorama from revealing his appearance.’

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The Guardian, 10th November 2014

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BBC’s Newsbeat censured over Islamic State news report – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2014 in BBC, children, codes of practice, media, news by michael

‘BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat programme has been found in breach of broadcasting codes for a news item about Islamic State (IS) fighter Abu Summayah.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2014

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‘Fake sheikh’ Mazher Mahmood seeks injunction against Panorama expose – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2014 in BBC, injunctions, media, news, perjury by tracey

‘Lawyers for Mazher Mahmood, the so-called “fake sheikh”, are expected to apply for a high court injunction on Friday to prevent a planned BBC documentary revealing his identity or current whereabouts.’

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The Guardian, 7th November 2014

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Jimmy Savile trust challenges victims’ compensation scheme – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2014 in BBC, charities, compensation, news, personal injuries, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A charitable trust has launched an Appeal Court challenge over the compensation scheme for people who say they were abused by Jimmy Savile.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2014

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Panorama’s planned Mazher Mahmood exposé may face legal gag – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2014 in BBC, injunctions, media, news, perjury by sally

‘Will the BBC be able to screen Panorama next Monday? The programme that is scheduled to be broadcast, “The fake sheikh exposed”, is about Mazher Mahmood, the Sun on Sunday journalist who is currently under suspension by his newspaper.’

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The Guardian, 30th October 2014

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