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BBC Embroiled In Controversy As Leaders Step Down

On Saturday, the BBC's Director General, George Entwistle, resigned. On Monday, Helen Boaden, director of BBC News, and her deputy Stephen Mitchell, took leaves of absence after what appear to be major breaches of journalistic ethics. The first occurred a few weeks ago when the organization spiked an investigative report about alleged child sex abuse by a former BBC star, Jimmy Savile. The second happened last week when the BBC falsely accused a former senior politician, still living, of child abuse.
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This Is Your Life On Instagram

We explore what the rise of photo-sharing networks means for our online and offline lives, including those who take photos for a living.

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BBC Engulfed In Second Crisis Within Weeks

George Entwistle resigned over the weekend as the director general of the BBC. He left following controversy over child sex-abuse reports. He had been on the job for just eight weeks. The BBC was already under fire over a decision to drop an investigation into widespread child abuse allegations about a popular TV host, who died last year.
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As Turkey Rises, 'A Real Problem' With Censorship

The country is disputing a new report that names it as the world's leading jailer of journalists, with scores behind bars — ahead of Iran, China and other authoritarian states. Ongoing international attention to Turkey's treatment of the media has raised hope that reforms could be forthcoming.
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Some In GOP Criticize Fox For Failing Its Audience

A lively post-election debate has sprung up in conservative circles — about the conservative media. It's asking if Republicans were well-served by their favorite pundits and bloggers who were insisting that they would win on Election Day. Former Governor Mitt Romney was reported to have been so certain of a victory on Tuesday night, that he didn't even draft a concession speech.
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Turmoil At The BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation is reeling from two overlapping crises.

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