Saturday, July 16, 2016

BBC has made 'significant progress' since Savile scandal, says Tony Hall

The legendary stiff upper lip
The BBC has made “significant progress” in addressing issues raised by the review into the corporation’s culture during the Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall years, the BBC director general has said.

Dame Janet Smith published her review into the culture and practices of the BBC in February, looking at the period when presenters Savile and Hall were employed and examining the corporation’s connection to the child sexual abuse by Savile.

There were 40 grievances relating to bullying and harassment dealt with in the year to the end of March 2016, with four upheld and eight ongoing, the BBC said at the unveiling of its annual report on Tuesday.

There was one further case complaint made of sexual harassment.

Tony Hall said on Tuesday: “We have made significant progress since 2012. Our child protection, complaints, whistleblowing and investigation processes are all sound – and we are doing even more to make sure all our staff are aware of them.” (more...)

So, all's well? Really?

Incidentally, while a young computer geek, I was a guest at the Cambridge home of another Sinclair -- Sir Clive. Another hop on my strange life's trajectory.

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