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Jimmy Savile and Newsnight: A correction

The following is a statement issued by the BBC The BBC has launched an independent review, led by former Head of Sky News Nick Pollard, to determine whether there were any failings in the BBC’s management of the Newsnight investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of children by Jimmy Savile. …

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BBC News on your mobile

  Earlier this year we launched a new version of the BBC News mobile site, making it easier and quicker to use. This week we’ve begun the process of directing all mobile users automatically to that site. This means that anyone who visits BBC News on their mobile will be …

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Goodbye Ceefax

  Ceefax – the BBC’s teletext service – finally ends its long career tonight when it is due to be switched off at 23:30 BST. There is more on this, and the history of the service, in our news story today and linked coverage. As each part of the UK …

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Election night

So after more than a year of campaigning, it all comes down to this. On radio, TV and online, the BBC is gearing up for a big night – in English and 27 other languages. And not just one big night, but 51 separate contests. Unlike most other countries, the …

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Election stats – new mobile record

BBC coverage of the US election, which my colleague Jon Williams trailed here a couple of days ago, brought the highest traffic to BBC News Online so far this year, and set a new record for us on mobile. On 7 November, there were 16.4m unique browsers across the website …

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Mozilla Festival and the fellowship announcement

Back in July we announced that we’d be working with the Knight-Mozilla fellowship for a second year and invited applications from people passionate about working with technology and journalism, and keen to have an impact in this area at the BBC. My colleague, senior product manager Andrew Leimdorfer, has this …

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Marking 15 years of the BBC online

This week marks 15 years since BBC Online was born. At about the same time, the BBC’s news website also went live. The number of people visiting the news site has grown enormously over the years, and here you can see how traffic has increased, spiking at key news events, …

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Expanded distribution in the US for BBC World News

This week viewers to BBC World News have been watching a series of reports focusing on the Arab uprisings, two years after they first began. Correspondents have been in Damascus, Tunis, Cairo, the Syria-Lebanon border and elsewhere. Their eyewitness TV reporting is accompanied by further explanation and analysis on our …

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BBC News comes to Burma

BBC World News will soon be available in Burma. Those are words that, even six months ago, I would not have imagined writing. But Burma, a byword for media censorship and repression, is starting to open up. In September I visited Burma to begin the negotiations which led to this …

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BBC World News moves to Broadcasting House

Moving BBC World News, the BBC’s largest television channel, from west London to New Broadcasting House in the centre of the city is a huge project that has taken years of planning. Relaunching and rebranding every hour of its 24 hours of output to give audiences around the world a …