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THE WORST SCANDAL IN BBC’S HISTORY?

October 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s venerable BBC has been plunged into what its veteran foreign correspondent John Simpson has called “the worst crisis that I can remember in my nearly 50 years at the BBC.” Simpson makes the comment in a report due to air tonight (Monday) on the BBC’s late-night investigation program Panorama concerning allegations that editors and […]

NEWS CORP LAWYER TRIED TO THWART BBC HACKING PROBE

October 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A lawyer representing News International, the News Corp unit in the U.K. that published the now defunct News of the World, accused the BBC last March of pursuing an investigation of claims that reporters at the tabloid were hacking into the voicemail of celebrities and politicians in order to undermine News Corp’s bid to acquire […]

BBC TO REPORT QUEEN’S (AND MURDOCH’S) LAWYER TO REGULATOR

October 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The lawyer for News International who threatened to sue the BBC last March if it went ahead with a Panorama report alleging that the publishers of the now-defunct News of the World, had misled Parliament when they claimed that a single “rogue” reporter was responsible for the voicemail hacking conducted by the tabloid may face […]

FORMER PANORAMA REPORTER BLASTS BBC FOR PHONY FILM

June 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Following the conclusion of the BBC Trust that the BBC’s award-winning news magazine Panorama had used fake footage in a report alleging that British retailer Primark employed child labor in India to produce some clothing items, the former chief correspondent for the program is demanding an investigation into how the fraud came about. Writing in […]

FAKED REPORT PLUNGES BBC INTO CONTROVERSY

June 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The BBC faced one of its most severe crises ever on Thursday after admitting that footage used in an award-winning report on alleged child labor in India was likely faked. The report, “Primark: On the Rack,” had aired in 2008, on the BBC’s flagship news magazine Panorama. In it, children were seen sewing clothes by […]

SCOTLAND YARD UNDER FIRE OVER HACKERGATE SCANDAL

March 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Amid growing accusations that Britain’s Scotland Yard deliberately refrained from investigating evidence that reporters at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World were hacking into the voicemails of British politicians and celebrities, the assistant commissioner of the Yard has agreed to appear before a committee of Parliament next week to answer questions about his handling of […]