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Talkradio presenter James Whale has been suspended over an interview with a woman about her alleged sexual assault after the radio station said he “completely lacked sensitivity” in handling the subject matter. The show was discussing comments made by author Jilly Cooper who has claimed the #MeToo movement has left men and women unable to … Continue reading "Talkradio presenter James Whale suspended over interview with alleged sex assault victim that 'completely lacked sensitivity'"
A radio station that breached impartiality rules by predicting local election results on polling day has hired a news editor after admitting the errors took place when no full-time journalists were employed. Radio Exe, which broadcasts in the Exeter area, featured analysis of the likelihood of Labour holding onto Exeter City Council at the local … Continue reading "Local radio station appoints news editor after breaching Ofcom impartiality rules on local election polling day"
Eddie Mair presented BBC Radio 4’s current affairs programme PM for the last time after 20 years yesterday, leaving without mentioning on air that it was his last show and avoiding any “fuss or faff”. Mair’s last show was scheduled for Friday, but he said in an email to staff after yesterday’s show that he … Continue reading "Eddie Mair departs PM two days early after saying last show was 'as close to perfect as we're likely to get'"
Statements issued through a judiciary-linked news agency in Iran calling BBC Persian Service journalists “anti-Iranian” and “terrorist-nurturers” have been condemned as “thinly-veiled threats” on their lives. On Wednesday, Iran’s National Journalists’ Day, the Mizan news agency appeared to incite violence against the BBC Persian Service, part of the BBC World Service, and targeted eight journalists … Continue reading "BBC, NUJ and IFJ condemn 'thinly-veiled threats' on lives of Persian Service journalists issued through Iranian news agency"
Talkradio presenter James Whale is back on the air after he was suspended over an interview with an alleged sex assault victim that was said by the station to have “completely lacked sensitivity”. Whale has since apologised to the phone-in guest, who had called to take part in a discussion about the #MeToo movement and … Continue reading "Talkradio's James Whale back on air after suspension over interview with alleged sex assault victim that 'lacked sensitivity'"
After ten years, Matthew Bannister has stepped down as the presenter of BBC World Service’s Outlook programme to join the “world of podcasting”. During his time at the BBC, Bannister worked as Radio 1 controller and a presenter at BBC Radio 2, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live presenter. In 1999 he was appointed chief … Continue reading "BBC World Service's Matthew Bannister steps down as Outlook presenter after ten years"
Talk radio station LBC has announced that Eddie Mair will present a new two-hour drivetime show starting from next Monday. Mair presented BBC Radio 4’s current affairs programme PM for the final time on 8 August after 20 years, leaving two days early after deciding there was “no way to match that for a last Eddie … Continue reading "Former BBC PM presenter Eddie Mair will host two-hour 'drivetime' show on LBC as Iain Dale bumped to evening slot"
Matthew Wright is joining Talkradio with his own weekday afternoon show and says he plans on “not just discussing the news, but making it too”. The “magazine-style show” will focus on current affairs in the UK and abroad, including breaking news, politics and the arts, with regular guests in to review the day’s news, according … Continue reading "Matthew Wright says he's free from 'goggle box restrictions' for new afternoon current affairs show on Talkradio"
BBC news presenter Rachael Bland has revealed she only has days to live after being diagnosed with incurable cancer. The BBC Radio 5 Live news reader shared the news on Twitter, writing: “In the words of the legendary Frank S – I’m afraid the time has come my friends. “And suddenly. I’m told I’ve only … Continue reading "BBC news presenter and podcaster Rachael Bland given 'days' to live in cancer fight"
Some of the BBC’s flagship political shows are no longer running their own Twitter accounts, a move the corporation said had been made to try to “engage and reach more people” in one place. It was announced this week that the Twitter accounts for The Andrew Marr Show, Daily Politics (now Politics Live) and Westminster … Continue reading "BBC replaces top political shows on Twitter with single BBC Politics account in bid to 'reach more people'"
The head of news at BBC Asian Network has been charged under the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992 over a live news bulletin in which a reporter allegedly named a victim of the Rotherham sex abuse scandal. The BBC said the decision to charge Arif Ansari instead of the corporation itself would create a “climate … Continue reading "BBC Asian Network head of news charged under Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act after Rotherham sex abuse victim named on air"
BBC News must be strengthened in order to “help counter the global democratic deficit” and push back against fake news, BBC director-general Tony Hall will say tomorrow. Lord Hall will also raise the possibility of regulation to “rebalance” the media landscape between the global tech giants and the UK media industry in a speech at … Continue reading "BBC News must 'help counter the global democratic deficit' as broadcaster fights back against 'big shift' in media industry, Tony Hall says"
Evan Davis is set to leave Newsnight by the end of October after being appointed presenter of BBC Radio 4 current affairs programme PM. Davis, who has been the lead presenter on Newsnight since 2014, will replace Eddie Mair, who left PM last month to host a new drivetime show on commercial radio station LBC. … Continue reading "Evan Davis to leave Newsnight and replace Eddie Mair as presenter of BBC Radio 4's PM"
BBC Radio 1 has named two new presenters for Newsbeat, with the pair saying it is a “dream come true” to present the regular news bulletins. Ben Mundy will read out the 12.45pm and 5.45pm bulletins from Monday to Thursday. He replaces Chris Smith who has taken a role off-mic. Morning bulletins will be read … Continue reading "Newly announced Newsbeat presenters say reading bulletins on BBC Radio 1 is 'dream come true'"
An LBC presenter and former Downing Street adviser shared questions with cabinet ministers prior to interviewing them in a bid to entice them on his show, promising them a “gentle” ride, Buzzfeed News UK has reported. Tom Swarbrick, who presents the LBC show on Sunday and Thursday from 10pm to 1am, has not expressly denied … Continue reading "LBC radio presenter who served as Downing Street adviser 'shared questions with Cabinet Minister ahead of interview', report claims"
Broadcast regulator Ofcom has ruled that an LBC radio phone-in, which featured Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and was hosted by Labour London Mayor Sadiq Khan, came close to breaching impartiality rules. It has also pushed for a meeting with the radio show’s bosses to go through its use of guest phone-in presenters. Ofcom said it … Continue reading "Ofcom pushes for meeting with LBC bosses after Sadiq Khan interviews Jeremy Corbyn for radio phone-in"
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The head of news at BBC Asian Network has denied naming a victim of the Rotherham sex abuse scandal in a radio news bulletin. Arif Ansari was charged under the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992 following a live news bulletin in February. Ansari did not present the news. The 43-year-old (pictured) is charged with broadcasting … Continue reading "BBC Asian Network's head of news pleads not guilty to naming Rotherham sex abuse victim in radio bulletin"
Ofcom is set to review the BBC’s news and current affairs output to ensure it remains a relevant and “trusted destination for audiences” in today’s “complex and rapidly changing” news environment, it has said. The broadcast regulator said the BBC must ensure it dedicates enough resources to maintain its position as a trusted and impartial … Continue reading "Ofcom to review depth of analysis and impartiality of BBC news and current affairs output"
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BBC Radio 4’s Today programme is launching a spin-off podcast in a bid to reach a growing on-demand audience of younger listeners to offer them a “different take” on the news. Beyond Today will air for the first time later today, with alternate presenters Tina Daheley (pictured) and Matthew Price alongside a team largely made … Continue reading "BBC launches Today spin-off podcast with 'conversational and punchy' tone to reach younger on-demand audience"
The BBC will “fight back” against disinformation globally with a special season of programming aiming to increase media literacy. The corporation will launch its Beyond Fake News project on Monday with a series of documentaries, special reports and features across its TV, radio and online networks in Europe, the Americas, Africa, India and Asia Pacific. … Continue reading "BBC launches global Beyond Fake News project with season of programming to 'fight back' against disinformation"