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Anchors Get Giddy Around The Crown
Why do American television anchors make spectacles of themselves when covering events that involve British royalty?. Alessandra Stanley The TV Watch lampoons the overly ceremonious and giddy demeanor of American television anchors covering jubilee celebration for Queen Elizabeth II.
BBC World News to Be Available Through Comcast
The nation’s largest cable provider plans to offer BBC to nearly 15 million homes by the end of next year.. BBC will announce deal for Comcast to carry BBC World New channel, opening the door to wider distribution channel within the United States, with plans to reach 15 million homes by the end of 2012.
BBC and News Corp. Sharpen Attacks
Usually the BBC and News Corp. clash over matters like broadcasting regulations; now they are battling over a racecar driver who took a turn as a writer.
A Tabloid ‘Fake Sheikh, Bane of Crooks and Royalty, Finds Hes Now the Story
For years, the British reporter Mazher Mahmood has baited celebrity targets in order to produce scoops, but now an unflattering glare has been turned on him.. Former British Sun reporter Mazher Mahmood, who for three decades posed as wealthy sheikh in order to uncover prostitution, drug trade and other crimes, has come under public scrutiny with release of BBC documentary; Mahmood, long a star in Rupert Murdochs British tabloid stable, has come to represent Britains journalistic excesses.
Iran Arrests Filmmakers Accused of Working for BBC
Authorities said the defendants illegally sold content, including films, to the BBC, which the broadcaster denied.
BBC Tactics in Covering North Korea Are Faulted
Reporters who joined students from the London School of Economics on a North Korean trip did not disclose their true purpose and filmed an undercover documentary, the university said.. London School of Economics announces that three BBC journalists who joined group of students on sight-seeing trip to North Korea and secretly filmed undercover documentary did not disclose their true purpose to the university; demands that BBC pull television film, entitled North Korea Undercover, from broadcast schedule and issue an apology.
What Were Reading
. New York Times reporters and editors highlight great stories from around the web. Today, great reads from Jim Rutenberg, Damon Darlin and others.
Internal Documents Portray BBC as Top-Heavy, Bickering and Dysfunctional
Some 3,000 pages released Friday paint a picture of a top-heavy organization weighed down by mistrust, poor communication, buck-passing and squabbling.. BBC releases some 3,000 pages of internal documents from external investigation into why program about BBC presenter and alleged pedophile Jimmy Saville had been canceled; they paint picture of top-heavy organization weighed down by mistrust, poor communication, buck-passing and squabbling.
Top BBC Figures Acknowledge ‘Errors’ in Reporting Scandals
The remarks by Chris Patten, the head of the supervisory BBC Trust, and Tim Davie, the acting director general, came as they were addressing a parliamentary panel.. Chris Patten and Tim Davie, senior figures at British Broadcasting Corporation, admit before parliamentary panel to organizational failures and poor judgement in networks false implication of Conservative Party politician Alistair McAlpine in sexual abuse scandal; Patten does offer sympathetic defense of former director general George Entwistle, who resigned.
BBC Journalists Call Off Strike
The journalists’ union said the new talks were dependent on management’s dropping disciplinary action against three employees for a strike last week.
BBC, Facing Budget Cuts, Will Trim World Service and Lay Off 650
Facing a 16 percent reduction in its budget, the BBC World Service said that it would close five of its 32 language services and reduce its workforce by about a quarter.
Persian Station in Britain Rattles Officials in Iran
The BBC’s Persian-language channel has been singled out as the main threat among foreign news broadcasters for what the Iranian government calls biased coverage.
BBC, Under Criticism, Struggles to Tighten Its Belt
The BBC, the world’s biggest and oldest public broadcasting company, has effectively sentenced itself to a 16 percent budget cut through 2017.
Former BBC Head Says He Had No Role in Squelching Program
“There is nothing to suggest that I acted inappropriately,” said Mark Thompson, the former BBC director general and incoming chief executive of The New York Times Company.. Mark Thompson, former head of British Broadcasting Corporation, says he was not aware of investigative report prepared for BBC program Newsnight into allegations of sexual abuse against former television personality Jimmy Savile until after investigation was canceled.
3 BBC Journalists Report Being Tortured in Libya
The correspondents say they were physically abused and psychologically terrorized for 21 hours after being detained trying to reach the scene of a battle 30 miles from the capital.
The Breakfast Meeting: Coke Buys Into Spotify, and the BBC Abuse Probe Widens
. Also, News Corporation edges closer to investing in the Yankees cable network, and a book investigating Scientology will be published in January.
BBC Staff Faces Discipline for False Child-Sex Report
In the midst of a separate scandal relating to the television host Jimmy Savile, the BBC is disciplining news personnel over reporting that wrongly implicated a Conservative Party politician.. British Broadcasting Corp says it will begin disciplinary action against unidentified news personnel linked to scandal over child abuse report that wrongly implicated Conservative Party treasurer Alistair McAlpine; action comes three weeks after network became embroiled in separate abuse scandal involving television host Jimmy Savile.
British Officials Support Barring BBC Report
The public service broadcaster said its report related to an e-mail between confidants of Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Combative BBC Anchor Exits News Program
Jeremy Paxman, the “Newsnight” anchor and one of Britain’s best-known broadcasters, was not exactly known for deferring to the lawmakers who appeared on his TV program.
2 Executives Step Aside at the BBC as Turmoil Over Reporting Deepens
The crisis over the BBC’s reporting of a decades-old sexual abuse scandal deepened on Monday as two more senior executives withdrew at least temporarily from their jobs.. British Broadcasting Corp struggles to contain spreading crisis over its reporting of decades-old sexual abuse scandal as director of news Helen Boaden and her deputy Stephen Mitchell withdraw temporarily from their jobs in wake of resignation of director general George Entwistle.
Lockerbie bombing: No evidence that Megrahi is innocent
But a Crown Office spokeswoman told BBC Scotland: Fhimah is not the focus of the ongoing investigation. However, if any further evidence against him comes to light it will be considered as part of the wider investigation. The Pan Am flight exploded.
Gossip column: Falcao, Hazard, Townsend, Crouch, Milner
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says striker Radamel Falcao, 28, will have to prove his fitness and display his best form to turn his current loan spell at Old Trafford into a permanent deal. (Daily Star). The Sun back page. The back page of.
Christmas shoppers to spend ��1.2bn on Panic Saturday
Are you doing last minute festive shopping this weekend? Do you work in the retail or hospitality industries? Email your comment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Send your pictures and videos to email@example.com or text them to 61124 (UK) or +44 7624 800 .
Crossrail: Tunnelling beneath London
Crossrail is a new railway line running from east to west across London. It sounds simple enough but this is a project on a scale that echoes the great Brunel himself. It includes 26 miles of tunnels and we were lucky enough to go down a few, just to.
Teenagers die in Sheffield Blackburn Road crash
Two people, who were killed when two cars collided on a road in South Yorkshire in the early hours of Saturday were teenagers, police said. A Vauxhall Astra and a Peugeot 206 were involved in the crash on Blackburn Road in Sheffield at 01:00 GMT.
Allahu Akbar attacker shot by French police
Police in central France have shot dead a man who attacked them with a knife and shouted Allahu Akbar! (God is great!), French media report. They quote a source as saying the attacker injured three police officers at Joue-les-Tours police station.
Metropolitan Police officers sacked over obscene images
Two police officers from Scotland Yards Diplomatic Protection unit have been sacked for sending obscene images from their mobile phones. The pair, aged 34 and 36, lost their jobs after admitting gross misconduct and being found guilty of a breach of .
Alex Salmond calls for English referendum
Alex Salmond has called for England to hold a referendum on its own constitutional future. The former Scottish first minister called for a peasants revolt type referendum to clean out the stables. He said a constitutional revolution could get.
UK unemployment: Plan to help over-50s keep working
An estimated 1.2 million over-50s are unemployed and willing to work - and ministers said if they all found jobs it would add ��50bn to the economy. Employment Minister Esther McVey told the BBC it was wrong so many skilled people were locked out.
Bristol teacher banned after kissing pupil
A teacher has been banned from teaching after sending sexually motivated texts and social media messages to female pupils. A professional conduct panel found Robert Chandler, 35, kissed one pupil and communicated inappropriately with three other .
Council cuts: Who will lose out most?
Councils in England will see their overall spending power fall by an average of 1.8% from next year, the government says. However, some local authorities will see it drop by up to 6.4%. Most local authority funding comes from central government, with.
Migrants making 100 illegal attempts a day to enter UK
Clearly the authorities are under tremendous pressure at the border in relation to this issue, he told BBC Radio 4s Today programme. Theres obviously great pressure on that part of the border. The only thing I can suggest that perhaps is required.
North Korea seeks joint probe with US on Sony hack
North Korea has offered to hold a joint inquiry with the United States into a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, strongly denying US claims that it is behind it. Its foreign ministry accused the US of spreading groundless allegations, which the joint.
Ashley Woolley murder: Teenager charged over fatal stabbing
A 17-year-old youth has been charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of a man in an Essex park. Ashley Woolley, 18, from Chelmsford, was attacked in the towns Oaklands Park at 15:15 GMT on Thursday. The teenager appeared at Chelmsford .
Whistleblower reveals how fraud of Booking.com worked
Tom - not his real name - was recruited via an international freelance telesales website. Booking.com says it is working with the police to tackle the problem. BBC Radio 4s Money Box was contacted by Tom after reporting on the fraud last month. He.
NI talks: Parties seeking ��2bn in loans and funding for Stormont
The five main parties at Stormont have asked the government for ��2bn in loans and extra funding over a 10-year period, the BBC understands. The secretary of state said Downing Street and the Treasury were now considering the proposal. The news comes .
BBC News - Blackberry Classic goes back to companys roots
The device has a full Qwerty keyboard, resembling the design which made Blackberry a market leader before it was overtaken by competitors. Analysts said the firm was going back to its roots in order to appeal to business��.
Tim Cook Deeply Offended by BBC Documentary on Apple.
The accusations were levied by the BBC news program Panorama, which sent undercover reporters to work in Chinese factories and Indonesian mines. The BBC aired the documentary titled Apples Broken Promises last��.
BBC - Capital - The worst CEOs of 2014
Management professor and executive failure expert Sydney Finkelsteins picks for the five CEOs around the globe whove got the most to regret this year.
Apple slams BBC report on suppliers, says provided facts.
In it, the Apple senior vice president said it shared certain facts with the BBC prior to the programs airing, but those details were clearly missing from the special that aired on the news channel Thursday evening.
Windows Phone Gets BBC Sport App, No BBC News Yet
Good news Windows-loving sports fans, the BBC has just launched a new BBC Sports app for Windows Phone but no official BBC News app yet.
BBC - Future - Evolution: Why are most of us right-handed?
BBC Documentary Claims Apple Fails to Protect Chinese.
Apples Broken Promises is set to air tonight, but ahead of the documentarys launch, BBC News has published a story outlining what they discovered when they visited Pegatron factories in China and mines in Indonesia.
Rogue computerised cameras plague BBC news presenters.
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BBC News - Cheap African solar energy could power UK.
Cheap African solar energy could power UK homes in 2018. Matt McGrath By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, BBC News. solar An impression of what a large-scale concentrated solar power facility might look like in��.
BBC News - Russia admits action to buoy rouble - BBC.com
Russias central bank has admitted it intervened to support the rouble in foreign currency markets last week spending a total of $4.53bn (��2.9bn). It has spent more than $70bn supporting the rouble since the start of the year.
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BBC News - Obama backs net neutrality plan - BBC.com
Open net access should be seen as a basic right that all Americans should enjoy, President Obama has said. He said he supported net neutrality, which means all data travels on cables with the same priority. There should be��.
Ten rides you would like to see at the BBC theme park.
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BBC - Future - Seven steps to creating a brain implant
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BBC News - DarkHotel hackers targets company bosses in.
Companies are being warned about ongoing hack attacks that target hi-tech entrepreneurs and other corporate executives in their hotel rooms. The campaign has been dubbed DarkHotel and is believed to single out specific��.