Jimmy Savile estate and BBC sued over alleged abuse – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2013 in BBC, child abuse, compensation, media, news, victims by sally

“The estate of Jimmy Savile and the BBC are being sued by alleged sex abuse victims of the late DJ and presenter.”

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BBC News, 13th February 2013

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jimmy Savile scandal: BBC branded ‘incapable and chaotic’ – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2012 in BBC, inquiries, media, news, reports by tracey

“A scathing report into the BBC’s handling of a shelved Newsnight exposé of Jimmy Savile revealed a culture of ‘suspicion and mistrust’ at the corporation, riven by factions and in-fighting with ‘rigid management chains’ that rendered it ‘completely incapable’ of dealing with the scandal when it was exposed.”

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The Guardian, 19th December 2012

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Lord McAlpine settlement reached with BBC and ITV – BBC News

Posted December 18th, 2012 in BBC, defamation, media, news by sally

“Conservative peer Lord McAlpine has formally settled his libel actions against the BBC and ITV at London’s High Court.”

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BBC News, 18th December 2012

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Who’s to Blame? – BBC Unreliable Evidence

Posted December 13th, 2012 in BBC, crime, employment, news by sally

“In the first of a new series, Clive Anderson and guests discuss the legal liability of organisations for crimes or other misbehaviours committed by people who work for them.”


BBC Unreliable Evidence, 12th December 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Jimmy Savile abuse allegations: next legal steps – The Guardian

“Police should investigate whether anyone else should be charged in relation to rape and sexual abuse allegations.”

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The BBC in the Tribunal: not a public authority under the EIR; strong arguments for disclosure of licence fee legal advice – Panopticon

Posted August 20th, 2012 in BBC, disclosure, freedom of information, media, news, public interest by sally

“In Montford v IC and BBC (EA/2009/0114), the appellant had asked the BBC various questions about its expenditure in relation to Cambridge Media and Environment Program, which researched and planned a programme of seminars that had been running since 2005 at which BBC editorial staff discussed issues such as environmental change and world development, with the objective of improving BBC journalism in those areas.”

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Panopticon, 17th August 2012

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

BBC does not have to hand over Mark Duggan footage, judge rules – The Guardian

Posted August 9th, 2012 in BBC, disclosure, media, news by sally

“A judge has said the BBC does not have to disclose unbroadcast footage of the aftermath of the shooting of Mark Duggan to the Metropolitan police.”

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The Guardian, 9th August 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BBC lawyers consider formal appeal over court ban on riots drama – The Guardian

Posted July 20th, 2012 in appeals, BBC, injunctions, media, news, violent disorder by tracey

“Lawyers for the BBC are considering making a formal appeal against a court order that has banned the corporation from showing a dramatised film about the experiences of rioters who took part in last summer’s disorder.”

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The Guardian, 19th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Court order prevents BBC from broadcasting film about riots – The Guardian

Posted July 17th, 2012 in BBC, injunctions, media, news, violent disorder by sally

“The BBC has pulled a film about the experiences of rioters during last summer’s disturbances just hours before it was due to be broadcast after a ruling from a judge. The film, due to be broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm on Monday, was a dramatisation based on the testimony of interviews conducted for the Guardian and London School of Economics research into the disorder.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Thousands in court every week for not having a TV licence – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 20th, 2012 in BBC, fines, licensing, media, news by sally

“Magistrates have called for the failure to get a television licence to be decriminalised after it emerged more than 3,000 people were taken to court every week for not paying the fee.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th March 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

British Broadcasting Corporation and another v Sugar (No 2) – WLR Daily

Posted February 17th, 2012 in BBC, freedom of information, law reports, media by sally

British Broadcasting Corporation and another v Sugar (No 2) [2011] UKSC 4; [2012] WLR (D) 33

“Once it was established that information requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 was held by the BBC as a public authority for the purposes of journalism, it was effectively exempt from production under the Act, even if it was also held by the authority for other, possibly more important, purposes.”

WLR Daily, 15th February 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Supreme Court rules BBC need not reveal internal Israel-Palestine coverage report – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 15th, 2012 in BBC, freedom of information, Israel, media, news by sally

“The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that an internal BBC report into its coverage of the Israeli Palestinian conflict was ‘information held for purposes journalism art or literature’ and therefore need not be released to the public under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th February 2012

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Babar Ahmad ruling is a victory for freedom of expression – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2012 in BBC, extradition, freedom of expression, news, public interest by sally

“The justice secretary certainly acted unlawfully in refusing to allow the BBC to interview Babar Ahmad, a British prisoner wanted in the US on terrorism charges, as the high court has found. But once the judgment came out, Ken Clarke showed none of the stubbornness associated with previous prisons ministers, telling the court that he would not be seeking to appeal.”

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The Guardian, 12th January 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gaddafi death footage not too graphic for TV, rules Ofcom – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2011 in BBC, complaints, media, news by sally

“Footage of the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi badly injured shortly before his death was not too graphic to broadcast despite hundreds of complaints from viewers, media regulator Ofcom has ruled.”

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The Guardian, 5th December 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cartoonist sues BBC for £2m over CBeebies characters – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2011 in artistic works, BBC, copyright, news by tracey

“A cartoonist is suing the BBC for £2m over claims that the corporation copied his animations and used them in a CBeebies show.”

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The Guardian, 18th November 2011

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BBC Worldwide to sue Silvio Berlusconi’s TV network – BBC News

Posted September 22nd, 2011 in BBC, intellectual property, media, news, plagiarism by tracey

“BBC Worldwide is suing an Italian television network owned by Silvio Berlusconi over claims that it has copied Strictly Come Dancing.”

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BBC News, 21st September 2011

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Widow takes on BBC over Israel ‘bias’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 15th, 2011 in BBC, disclosure, freedom of information, media, news by sally

“The BBC faces a legal challenge over a report it has kept secret – but the case is being brought from beyond the grave.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th August 2011

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Public authorities should demonstrate equality commitments, proposed new regulations say – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 5th, 2011 in BBC, equality, local government, news, police, reports by sally

“Public authorities should have to publish annual reports that prove they comply with new UK equality laws from 2012, proposed new regulations say.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th July 2011

Source: www.out-law.com

Ofcom should have final say over BBC complaints, says Lords report – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2011 in BBC, complaints, inquiries, news by sally

“Media regulator Ofcom, rather than the BBC, should have the final say over complaints about impartiality and accuracy with the corporation’s programmes, according to a House of Lords committee report.”

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The Guardian, 29th June 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Lazy Mexicans’ Top Gear episode cleared by Ofcom – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 5th, 2011 in BBC, complaints, media, news by sally

“A Top Gear episode which caused controversy with jokes about Mexicans has been cleared by the broadcasting watchdog.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk