Statements & Responses
The BBC has issued the following statement in response to today’s Equality and Human Rights Commission announcement.
The BBC acknowledges the NAO’s review of the E20 programme, which will renew and extend the external filming set for EastEnders, as well as replacing core elements of infrastructure at BBC Elstree.
Directors of the British Broadcasting Corporation, ABC (Australia), Deutsche Welle, France Médias Monde, NHK (Japan) and United States Agency for Global Media today said public service broadcasting faces ‘increasing threats’ and expressed concern about ‘troubling attacks‘ on journalists around the world.
BBC response to the National Audit Office’s report: Investigation into the BBC's engagement with personal service companies
We acknowledge the NAO's review which outlines the history of the BBC's engagement with freelancers, particularly those engaged through personal service companies (PSCs).
Statement from Fran Unsworth, Director of News and Current Affairs, in relation to the ruling in Sir Cliff Richard, OBE v BBC.
James Stephenson, News Editor, BBC News and Current Affairs responds to Nick Cohen’s NYR Daily article
Letter from James Stephenson, News Editor, BBC News and Current Affairs to NYR Daily in response to Nick Cohen’s article ‘How the BBC lost the plot on Brexit’.
The BBC wants to ensure that it is at the forefront of transparency. We are required by our Charter to observe high standards of openness and to seek to maximise transparency and accountability. We already undertake a lot in this area, including publishing information about senior staff salaries, expenses and corporate information about the running of the BBC.
Appleby, Guardian News and Media Limited ("the Guardian"), and the BBC are pleased to announce that they have resolved their differences in relation to Appleby's breach of confidence claim against the Guardian and the BBC arising from the "Paradise Papers".
Statement from Jamie Angus, BBC World Service Director, following the death of BBC Afghan reporter.
The BBC today released the following further statement regarding Human Planet which was broadcast in 2011:
Steve Carson, multi-platform commissioning head at BBC Scotland, said today’s announcement by the regulator is another positive step which will enable the broadcaster to step up its plans.
At the suggestion of the court, witness statements from these proceedings can be found below.
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