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Ex-BBC head quits gallery job amid Diana interview fallout

May. 22, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tony Hall, who was director of BBC news and current affairs at the time of the public broadcaster's explosive 1995 interview with Princess Diana, resigned Saturday as board chairman of Britain's National Gallery. Hall, who subsequently rose to the top job...

BBC faces questions of integrity after Princess Diana report

May. 21, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British broadcaster BBC, seen as a respected source of news and information around the world, is facing questions at home about its integrity following a scathing report on its explosive 1995 interview with Princess Diana. Britain’s justice secretary...

William, Harry condemn BBC over 'deceitful' Diana interview

May. 20, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince William and his brother Prince Harry on Thursday issued strongly worded statements criticizing the BBC and British media for unethical practices after an investigation concluded that one of the broadcaster's journalists used “deceitful behavior” to secure Princess...

BBC coverage of Philip's death draws record complaints

Apr. 15, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The BBC’s coverage of the death of Prince Philip has drawn almost 110,000 complaints from the public, making it the most complained-about piece of television programming ever in the U.K. The broadcaster cleared its normal schedules across two TV...

Too much? BBC gets complaints over Prince Philip coverage

Apr. 10, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.’s national broadcaster switched instantly into mourning mode when Prince Philip’s death was announced but not everyone has agreed with that BBC decision. The BBC canceled its regular programming Friday and aired special coverage hosted by...

Jordan prince says he's confined, lashes out at authorities

Apr. 03, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The half-brother of Jordan's King Abdullah II said Saturday he has been placed under house arrest and accused the country's “ruling system” of incompetence and corruption, exposing a rare rift within the ruling monarchy of a close Western ally....

BBC correspondent leaves China amid safety concerns

Mar. 31, 2021 07:37 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A veteran BBC correspondent whose coverage angered China has left the country amid concerns for his safety, the BBC and a journalist organization said. The BBC said Wednesday that John Sudworth had relocated to Taiwan and would continue to be the British...