Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Parliament Inquires Into Payments To Former BBC Director

UK's Parliament is holding hearings on the circumstances surrounding former BBC Director General George Entwhistle's departure from his post a couple of weeks ago. Mr. Entwhistle's contract called for six months' pay; instead, BBC execs decided to give him an entire year's compensation, citing the need for his assistance in conducting an internal investigation into the dropped BBC probe surrounding the Jimmy Saville story on Newsnight (and possibly other issues). However, a number of individuals, including members of the current British government, have questioned the payout. More here from the Hollywood Reporter, here from the Guardian.

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