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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:50 UK time, Monday, 22 February 2010

Torin DouglasAs the BBC's media correspondent, I cover the personalities, politics and ethics of the media, as well as creative, business, technology and legal issues. This is my summary of what's going on.

Colin Firth and Carey Mulligan won the best acting awards at the Baftas, The Hurt Locker wins six of the rest.

TelegraphAnita Singh | Telegraph | Carey Mulligan and Colin Firth among winners
TimesKate Muir | Times | A very British backlash at Bafta awards
BBC NewsBBC | Bafta wins for Carey Mulligan and Colin Firth

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The BBC Trust has spent £3.2m on leasing and refurbishing its new headquarters, after rejecting space in the BBC's own buildings, according to the Sunday Times. The governing body said it needed "physical separation" to protect its independence and the move was part of wider changes in the BBC property portfolio. This week the National Audit Office will report on the rebuilding of Broadcasting House. It is expected to reveal a significant overspend.
TimesChris Gourlay | Sunday Times | BBC Trust blows £3m on new HQ

Fiona Armstrong and Julia Somerville began work last week as the BBC News Channel presenters, as part of the BBC's plan to recruit older women newsreaders. But Time Walker in his Mandrake column in the Sunday Telegraph says they are only on 30-day contracts. The BBC won't comment on individual contracts.
TelegraphTim Walker | Telegraph | Allowed only a modest comeback

EMI has broken its silence over the future of the Abbey Road studios and says they're not for sale.
BBC NewsBBC | Abbey Road studios 'not for sale', says EMI

The BBC is reported to have changed its royal death procedures. The Mail on Sunday says five senior members will no longer trigger an automatic interruption of normal broadcasts when they die. The BBC and Buckingham Palace have not commented:
MailDaily Mail | BBC changes its protocol on broadcast death list

A record 16.6 million people saw the live EastEnders episode, in which Archie Mitchell's killer revealed herself.
MailLizzie Smith | Daily Mail | 16m viewers tune in to see newlywed revealed as Archie Mitchell's killer
BBC NewsBBC | Live EastEnders watched by 16.6m

A Government report is expected to say that children are being sexualised by computer games, and that airbrushed photographs in magazines should carry a health warning, to prevent insecurity in young girls.
MailSarah Harris | Daily Mail | Airbrushed pictures 'need warning labels'

David Cameron has said the Conservatives will clamp down on irresponsible advertising to children.
GuardianPatrick Wintour | Guardian | David Cameron to tackle advertisers who sexualise children

What's left off the Government's Digital Britain report? And what's happened to a Conservative committee's report on the creative industries? Steve Hewlett in MediaGuardian says Labour's media plans are in disarray and the Tory report has foundered over infighting over Greg Dyke's plans to abolish the licence fee.
GuardianSteve Hewlett | Guardian | Infighting wrecks Greg Dyke's plans

The accusations of Gordon Brown's bullying dominate the papers.
BBC NewsBBC | Newspaper review

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