RTS Chief Exec flags up “culture of denial” at BBC News

h/t GR

Although not related to Israel or the Middle East, readers frustrated by the BBC’s complaints system may find a recent article from the Press Gazette of interest. 

In a speech at his retirement dinner, the outgoing chief executive of the Royal Television Society, Simon Albury, reportedly stated that “the BBC’s news and current affairs departments are beset by a “culture of denial” in which editors are unwilling to “address things that are manifestly wrong”.”

“He told the audience: “So the whole top chain of command from the Newsnight editor up gets a petition from 20,000 people raising a serious issue of misrepresentation – and the BBC don’t plan to investigate because they haven’t received a formal complaint.”

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