Ofcom has said it has “serious concerns” about transparency in the BBC’s complaints process after the broadcaster failed to publish the reasoning for its initial decision over Naga Munchetty, and the Director-General’s move to reverse it.
Ofcom will address the BBC’s “lack of transparency as a matter of urgency” for failing to publish its reasoning for its initial decision over Naga Munchetty, and the Director-General’s move to reverse it.
The controversy over BBC Breakfast host Naga Munchetty means the corporation’s impartiality has been presented as “a fault”, according to a former director-general.
BBC director-general Tony Hall has reviewed and reversed the Naga Munchetty ruling.
Minority staff and presenters at the BBC have been told by the corporation not to join in any form of protest supporting presenter Naga Munchetty, it is reported.
The BBC is facing a growing backlash over a decision to rebuke Naga Munchetty, with Sir Lenny Henry, Gina Yashere and Adrian Lester among the latest to criticise the corporation.
BBC bosses have said they are not impartial on racism after the decision to rebuke Naga Munchetty for criticising Donald Trump provoked a fierce backlash.
Over-75s face home visits by BBC “outreach” teams to ensure they pay their TV licensing fees from next year, the corporation’s director of policy has told a Commons select committee.
The director general of the BBC has said he initially described the Government’s decision to hand the corporation responsibility for free TV licences for over-75s as “nuclear”.
The director general of the BBC has said he “refutes and resents” the idea the corporation is not honouring its agreement with the Government over free TV licences for the over-75s.
Downing Street has said the BBC needs to explain why staffing costs are increasing despite the corporation saying it cannot afford to fund TV licences for the over-75s.
The BBC has been criticised for handing some of its stars pay rises while announcing the end of the universal free TV licence for over-75s.
Female broadcasters said they do not believe “that pay inequality is in the past” as the broadcaster unveiled a list of 20 top-earning stars featuring five women.
The BBC has revealed its best-paid stars – with Zoe Ball, Vanessa Feltz and Claudia Winkleman in a list still topped by Gary Lineker.
The BBC has taken big steps to becoming a “fairer organisation” since the salaries of its highest-earning stars were first revealed two years ago, its director-general has said.
The BBC wants a Netflix-style algorithm for public service broadcasting.
BBC bosses have said shouldering the cost of over 75s licence fees stemmed from Conservative austerity.
The director-general of the BBC earns less than other UK media bosses, according to a report.
The BBC has boosted female representation to balance previously male-dominated shows, according to an internal report.
British TV content is at risk of being squeezed out in the global entertainment marketplace, the director-general of the BBC has warned.
BBC chief Tony Hall is revealing plans for a new, independent foundation to tackle the “chronic underreporting” of local news.
BBC director-general Lord Hall joked he was as in the dark as everyone else about the identity of mystery villain “H” on Line Of Duty, as he announced the series would return on March 31.
The BBC is launching a “timely” series of programmes encouraging people to cross political divides in a polarised world.
BBC journalists have written to the broadcaster’s director-general to oppose the decision to shorten News At Ten.
An MP has suggested the BBC could have flown a plane into Albert Square to save money on an EastEnders set rebuild estimated to cost around £86 million.
Belgian officials are lobbying for a BBC move to Brussels after Brexit, the director-general has revealed.
The BBC will “do more for Britain” by shifting staff and resources outside London, its Director General will say.
Chris Evans quit the BBC partly because of the publication of his salary, the BBC’s director general has said.
The disclosure of Chris Evans’ pay packet was one factor behind his decision to quit Radio 2, BBC director general Lord Hall has said.
BBC director-general Tony Hall denied there is an “old boys’ network” at the corporation as he addressed the issue of equal pay.