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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 09:15 UK time, Tuesday, 8 March 2011

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

The BBC World Service could reverse its decision to axe short-wave broadcasts of its Hindi radio news output, listened to by 11 million people in rural India, after a public outcry led by veteran journalist Sir Mark Tully. The service will continue for an hour a day, reports the Guardian, while the BBC conducts talks with "a number of commercial parties" to continue funding it.

The Daily Telegraph says that Lord Sugar has been hired by the BBC and the other major terrestrial broadcasters "to save ailing internet-connected set-top box venture, YouView". He'll replace Kip Meek as non-executive chairman.

The BBC's new "face of religion" is an atheist who claims that God had a wife and Eve was "unfairly maligned" by sexist scholars, reports the Daily Telegraph. Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou has been given a primetime BBC Two series, The Bible's Buried Secrets.

The Independent says David Cameron was forced to try to head off a rift with Buckingham Palace last night after his new spin-doctor appeared to question the Duke of York's future as a British trade envoy. Downing Street sources - understood to be Craig Oliver, the Prime Minister's new director of communications - briefed the BBC that Prince Andrew's position might become "untenable" if further revelations about his links to the controversial American billionaire Jeffrey Epstein came to light.

David Cameron's hapless new spin doctor looked seriously out of the loop yesterday, says the Daily Mirror.

"Bungling ex-BBC news chief Craig Oliver was forced to grab a cab when he missed the PM's motorcade ...for a Cabinet away day in Derby."

Downing Street sources played down Mr Oliver's difficulties, saying he still managed to catch the train with Mr Cameron.

Charlie Sheen, the highest paid actor on US television, has been fired from the hit sitcom Two and a Half Men by Warner Bros Television, reports BBC News. The studio said it had acted after "careful consideration", amid a frenzy of US media reports on Sheen's controversial personal life. No decision has been made on the future of the series.

On the front pages of the newspapers, the Daily Telegraph speaks of a blame game starting in Whitehall over the botched SAS mission to Libya. The Daily Express describes Mr Hague as being "on the ropes", while the Daily Mail says No 10 hung him out to dry.

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