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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:08 UK time, Friday, 10 September 2010

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

The BBC reports that MPs voted for the standards and privileges committee to investigate the News of the World phone-hacking row.

The Guardian reports that Tom Watson, a former Labour minister, said Rupert Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of News International, should be called as witnesses by the standards and prvileges committee, following their refusal to appear at a previous inquiry held by the culture committee.

Broadcast Now reports [subscription required] that Radio 3 Controller Roger Wright says the BBC should trumpet the success of its music coverage as it prepares to announce its most successful Proms season ever.

An explosive EastEnders plot that will see the departure of Peggy Mitchell, played by Barbara Windsor, has begun. On Thursday Peggy watched the Queen Vic pub go up in flames, marking the end of 16 years of brawls and bust-ups, reports the BBC.

Saatchi & Saatchi held its 40th birthday party last night. Maurice Saatchi tells the Telegraph that being Margaret Thatcher's "favourite advertising agency at a time when you were trying to conquer America was the greatest calling card in the world".

The row surrounding a US pastor who planned to burn copies of the Koran is widely reported in the papers as shown in the BBC newspaper review.

Links in full

BBC | MPs back calls for fresh phone hacking investigation
Helene Mulholland | Guardian | Phone-hacking row: government backs new inquiry
Ben Dowell | Broadcast Now | R3 boss: BBC should blow Proms trumpet
BBC | EastEnders' Peggy bowing out with explosive plot
Elizabeth Grice | Telegraph | 40th anniversary of the founding of the agency
BBC | Newspaper review

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