New edition of BBC Editorial Guidelines
Every four or five years the BBC revises its Editorial Guidelines; before 2005 they were called the Producers' Guidelines. The latest edition is launched today.
The BBC's Editorial Guidelines encapsulate the values and editorial standards every producer of BBC content is expected to follow. Since 2005 they have been formulated within the context of the Ofcom Broadcasting Code and, in addition, since 2006 they have been commissioned and signed off by the BBC Trust.
For the first time the guidelines have been subject to public consultation, under the auspices of the Trust.