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  1. News - World - MEDIA

    Chris Patten urged to quit BBC over George Entwistle's reported pay-off

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in London

    ... and were expected back at their jobs. George Entwistle, the director general, resigned at the weekend after a separate Newsnight investigation erroneously implied that a senior politician had ... not be resigning over the row. But calls for him to quit grew after it was reported that Entwistle would receive a £1.3-million (HK$16 million) pay-off. Entwistle will leave the BBC with a £450,000 lump ...

  2. News - World - MEDIA

    BBC boss Entwistle finished before he really got started

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London George Entwistle had bold plans for the corporation, but his tenure had barely begun when he was embroiled in scandal at the broadcaster BBC chief's 54 days of scandal George Entwistle came to the top job at the BBC with 23 years of hands-on experience at the corporation, but it was his ignorance of what was happening below him that caused his ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    BBC chief says sex abuse claims 'very grave'

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 10:01am by Reuters in London

    ... and one cannot look back at it with anything other than horror,” General Director George Entwistle told lawmakers on parliament’s Culture and Media Committee. The British broadcaster is facing one ... beyond Britain, the eccentric, cigar-chomping one-time DJ he was one of the most recognised personalities on British television for decades, hosting prime-time shows. Entwistle, who only took ...

  4. News - World - MEDIA

    Patten says BBC must have thorough radical overhaul

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in London

    ... structural radical overhaul? Absolutely it does and that is what we will have to do." The BBC director general, George Entwistle, resigned late on Saturday just two months into the job, after the corporation's flagship news programme aired mistaken allegations of child sex abuse against a former leading politician. Entwistle was already under pressure after revelations that a long-time star ...

  5. News - World - MEDIA

    Entwistle entitled to big pay-off, says BBC chairman

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Bloomberg in London Questioned by parliamentary panel, BBC Trust chairman defends big pay-off to former director general George Entwistle Patten clashes with MPs, defends his role at BBC ... director general George Entwistle for lacking information on the number of sexual abuse complaints within the broadcaster and compared him with NewsCorp deputy chief operating officer James ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    BBC chief denies pulling Newsnight show to cover up Savile sex scandal

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in London

    ... shaken public trust in the national institution. George Entwistle, who took charge at the 90-year-old media organisation in August, told hostile lawmakers that failures at the BBC had allowed ... at the state-funded BBC during the height of Savile's fame in the 1970s and '80s. But Entwistle rejected claims that BBC bosses had tried to hide allegations against Savile, who died last year, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    BBC needs an urgent shake-up

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... credibility has been damaged by its failure to check the correctness of one report and unexplained dropping of another. Rightly, its director general, George Entwistle, as well as its news director ... in another child abuse case. Extraordinarily, Entwistle, who quit just 54 days into his job and was effectively the editor-in-chief, claims the first he knew of the latest scandal was when ...

  8. News - World - UNITED KINGDOM

    BBC’s director of news and deputy step aside

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 05:26pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... but an official announcement is expected within hours. Acting director-general Tim Davie, who took over the top job at the public broadcaster following the dramatic resignation of George Entwistle ... sex abuse was wrong. Entwistle resigned on Saturday after just 54 days as director-general, saying he took responsibility for the Newsnight report even though he had not seen it. ...

  9. News - World - MEDIA

    'Unacceptable' failings in abuse report: BBC

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 05:15am by AFP

    ... star Jimmy Savile, who is now accused of serial child sex offences. The broadcaster’s director-general George Entwistle dramatically resigned over the Newsnight fiasco on Saturday and two other ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    BBC chief denies cover-up over sexual abuse

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 08:58am by Reuters in London

    ... that has shaken public trust in a national institution. George Entwistle, who was announced as the 90-year-old media organisation’s new boss in August, told hostile lawmakers that failures ... at the state-funded BBC during the height of Savile’s fame in the 1970s and ’80s. But Entwistle rejected claims that BBC bosses had tried to hide allegations against Savile, who died last year, or suppressed ...




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