BBC values: James Harding

The BBC’s relationship of trust with audiences has been built up over many years of living up to the values that underpin all BBC journalism. BBC director of news and current affairs James Harding explains.

The BBC's values are non-negotiable for every BBC journalist.

BBC director of news and current affairs James Harding stresses that BBC journalism has an “uncompromising commitment to accuracy, to impartiality, to diversity of opinion, and to the fair treatment of people in the news”. 

He says BBC journalists need to "understand the impact of our journalism not just on our audiences but on the people we are reporting about”.

 

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