Tag Archives: panorama

Dec 11 2013

10 things (so far) that organisations say when they are criticised by journalists and don’t want to deal with the issues raised

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The BBC Panorama on charities was not a devastating deconstruction of the sector. It showed that a few (big name) charities are not entirely as ethical as they pretend; that they tend to be rather generous to departing staff (something … Continue reading

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Apr 15 2013

BBC’s Tony Hall gets it right even when he gets it wrong?

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The new BBC director general Tony Hall barely had time to arrange the pens on his new desk before two hot potatoes landed on it. I disagreed with his decision on the Wizard of Oz protest song and, you may … Continue reading

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Oct 22 2012

The BBC, Savile, Panorama and Newsnight: closed system, closed minds?

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I don’t know them personally, but I am sure the BBC managers from Peter Rippon upwards are all well-intentioned and able people. But their defensive, closed-ranks approach to the long-term Savile scandal and the short-term Newsnight blunder shows that they … Continue reading

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