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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:24 UK time, Wednesday, 1 September 2010

I'm the BBC's media correspondent and this is my brief selection of what's going on.

The BBC and Guardian report the Advertising Standards Authority is to get new powers to stop misleading claims on companies' own websites and Facebook and Twitter. It already regulates paid-for ads on the web.

The BBC unions will announce the result of a ballot for strike action over pension cuts at the Corporation reports the Guardian.

Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley insist they didn't want to leave the BBC and faced intolerable pressure to do so. They were talking at the launch of their new Daybreak breakfast show on ITV report the Mirror and the BBC.

The Times reports [subscription required] that a BBC employee who said she was bullied after querying a £250,000 redundancy payoff was given £30,000 after she dropped her claim yesterday. The BBC said it was pleased the matter had been resolved. It said the allegations were without merit, strongly denied throughout and had been withdrawn by the claimant.

Extracts from Tony Blair's autobiography were released on its website overnight.

The BBC newspaper review highlights that the extracts from Tony Blair's memoirs, A Journey, are the lead for most of the day's newspapers.

Links in full

BBC | Advertising Standards Authority gets online power
John Plunkett | Guardian | ASA to regulate social media marketing
Tara Conlan | Guardian | BBC pensions ballot results due today
Kate Mcmahon | Mirror | Chiles and Bleakley claim "intolerable pressure" from BBC chiefs
Fiona Bailey | BBC | Adrian Chiles 'gutted' over BBC spat
Patrick Foster | Times | Bullied after challenging £250,000 payoff to BBC boss
A Journey | Extracts
BBC | Newspaper review

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