John Simpson

Drones, 'War Porn' and Manipulation

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Tech
Oggy Boytchev

The reality is that the footage we, war journalists, capture in the field isn't always 'striking' or insightful. In many cases we are forced to stand a good way from the frontline for our own safety, or if we are on the frontline, we can't stay there for long... unmanned remote control drones fitted with high definition gyroscopic cameras will change the role of the war reporter.

Louise Ridley

Meet The BBC Board Women Accused Of 'Grotesque Management'

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK

Veteran BBC correspondent John Simpson has blasted the corporation for being "grotesquely managed" by tough women. Simpson, who has been Beeb world...

Seven Myths About the Iraq War: How BBC Newsnight Failed Journalism on the 10 Year Invasion Anniversary

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Politics
Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

Newsnight presented some deeply questionable narratives of the war and its aftermath as 'fact'; and systematically avoided any serious, factually-grounded criticisms of the war, despite a diverse panel which included people who opposed it.

The BBC Car Crash Rolls on: Entwistle's Resignation Must Have the Rest of the Media Cackling

Sian Boyle | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Boyle

What next for the great British Broadcasting Corporation? I predict that this car crash will play out, more heads will roll and the internal and external torrent of frenzied accusations will inevitably dry to a trickle. But I think it's important to remember that the BBC has produced excellent journalism, and in the scheme of things, a couple of (albeit very) bad decisions on Newsnight don't constitute the abolishment of the programme or of the BBC's entire 90-year-old reputation.

'The Worst Crisis In Nearly 50 Years At The BBC'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

A Panorama documentary is set to plunge the BBC into fresh controversy by claiming the corporation pulled an investigation into the Jimmy Savile sex a...

WATCH: Taiwan Animation Shows Jimmy Savile As Childcatcher

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK

Never ones to miss an opportunity to turn a national scandal into a low-budget animation, Tawianese agency NMA TV have turned their talents to the Jim...

Simpson 'Silenced When He Tried To Out Another BBC Abuser'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson indicated in his autobiography 13 years ago that he had learned of another BBC luminary who used his popularity ...

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: When I Get Older - Heartbreaking, Necessary TV

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

When we watch films based in our Mediterranean neighbours' lands, we enjoy scenes involving sunny seductions full of dance, music, food dripping with ...

'I'd Rather Take A Pill And End Things' Says BBC's Simpson

PA | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK

BBC journalist John Simpson has said he would rather commit suicide than "live in misery" in old age. The 67-year-old, who moved in with a pensione...

Virgins, Flamenco And Farting: Gaddafi's Most Eccentric Moments

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK

"Mad Dog" Colonel Gaddafi's reported predilection for lipsticked virgin protectors, flamenco dancers, camping and jacuzzi planes peppered the dict...