Panorama

BBC Apology Only Emboldens Dictatorial Regimes

Hoe-Yeong Loke | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK
Hoe-Yeong Loke

I was one of the 10 participants on a trip to North Korea in March 2013, involving students of the London School of Economics (LSE) and undercover journalists of the BBC. When I saw the BBC's apology, following an inquiry by the BBC Trust, I was baffled - it was an apology which I neither needed nor asked for.

The BBC's Exit Strategy If Panorama Students Got Stuck In North Korea Was Dreadful

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

A BBC Panorama programme which sent an undercover team into North Korea as part of a group of LSE students made a "serious failing" and breached a num...

MP Urges Child Abuse Suspects To Flee Abroad, Says Family Courts Can't Be Trusted

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

An MP is urging parents suspected of child abuse to flee the country rather than face justice in the Family Courts "because you can't rely on the evid...

My Reflection on the Panorama Programme Last Week 'All in a Good Cause'

Gina Miller | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Gina Miller

As an investment manager and a passionate campaigner for transparency in both the financial services sector and the third sector, I am disheartened by the lack of transparency in some organisations.

Last Night's Panorama Wasn't Balanced, It Was Racist

Steve Rose | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

This edition of Panorama is merely a symptom of the wider discourse around immigration. A debate so toxic that facts are shouted down in a wave of popular fascism. But it also threatens our relationship with Europe and our right to free movement. On both fronts, we should all be worried about where this debate is heading in 2015.

Amazon's Warehouse Revelations Are a Reputational Issue

Roy Williams | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK
Roy Williams

Secret filming inside an Amazon warehouse has shed light on how the way a business operates, even behind the scenes when fulfilling orders and preparing goods for distribution, can become a serious reputational issue...

Northern Ireland: The Choice

Patrick Corrigan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Patrick Corrigan

Forty years on, the bereaved family members of those killed, as well others who were seriously injured in the shootings, are still struggling to piece together the truth of what happened - and why. No-one has ever been held accountable for these cold-blooded killings, carried out by the State, of some of its own citizens.

Britain's Undercover Services Exposed Again?

Endeavour Press | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Endeavour Press

The illicit activities of Britain's undercover services has once again jumped to the top of the news schedules.

After the Horror of Savile and the Tragedy of Daniel, It's Time to Get Serious on Child Abuse

Paula Barrow | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Paula Barrow

Alarming weight loss, foraging for food at school, bruises covering his four year old body and a broken arm; if just one of these things had been fully reported and followed-up, Daniel Pelka might have survived the child abuse that led to his tragic death.

BBC Faces £5,000 Bill Over Terror Alert

PA | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK

The BBC is facing criticism and a £5,000 bill after a terror alert at its northern headquarters in Salford. Bomb squad officers were called out an...

Jessica Elgot

Suicide Kills More British Soldiers Than Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK

The grim reality of adjusting to life after war has been laid bare by shocking new report, revealing more British soldiers and veterans committed suic...

Panorama's Hillsborough Investigation To Include Unseen Footage From Tragedy

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Sport

Panorama will broadcast unseen footage from the Hillsborough disaster in their investigation "Hillsborough: How They Buried The Truth". The hour-lo...

We Were Satisfied LSE Students Knew The Risks, Say BBC

PA | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

New BBC director-general Tony Hall has defended the Panorama documentary on North Korea which was criticised for putting university students at risk a...

LSE Hits Back At North Korea Trip Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The London School of Economics has hit back at students who accused the university of putting them at risk after they travelled to North Korea with a ...

BBC Criticised For Risking Welfare Of N Korean Guides By Deceiving Them

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

North Korean travel experts have slammed the BBC for putting local guides at risk, saying the country would hold them responsible for the actions of t...

Defiant Blair Still Backs Iraq Invasion Decision

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK

Tony Blair insists he was right to invade Iraq - despite its "huge problems". Ten years on from the start of the war, the former prime minister dre...

It's Not About Pro-Life, It's About PRO-CHOICE!

Natalie Letch | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Natalie Letch

I find the term 'pro-life' offensive. In my eyes, surely everyone is pro-life and this should not be used to vilify women. It is about choice, a woman's choice, a woman and her partners choice. Would we be having this same debate if men were the ones that produced babies?

Revealed: Scientology's 'Alien Space Cathedral'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK

He famously lost his temper during a Panorama investigation into the Church of Scientology, and now reporter John Sweeney has revealed how he attempte...

It Was the BBC's Mindset, Not Its Incompetence, That Sunk Newsnight

David Cox | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
David Cox

It's no accident that it was Newsnight that played host to the BBC's current and perhaps most fateful car-crash yet. The performance of this now little watched late-night take on the affairs of the day has become a key indicator of the corporation's commitment to its supposed purpose.

Panorama - Reality Bites

Shan Ellis | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shan Ellis

I took decisive action and then decision to move was made long before I went to court in the April of 2011, I had to put a roof over my kids' heads. That's what my priorities were. Stuff how much money I owed, how poorly I was, they had to come first.

Student Rugby Club Banned Over Jimmy Savile Fancy Dress

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A student rugby club has been banned from playing for a term after members went on a night out dressed up as disgraced TV star Jimmy Savile and his vi...

A Poisoned Chalice?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

The acting director general of the BBC will set out his plans for rebuilding trust in the corporation in the wake of the botched Newsnight child abus...

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.

Lord Patten 'BBC Still The Greatest Broadcaster In The World'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

Lord Patten said he still believes the BBC, though not perfect, is "the greatest broadcaster in the world" in the wake of the Newsnight investigation ...

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Marcus Middleton | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK
Marcus Middleton

Just because a number sounds plausible, it doesn't mean that it is accurate. So for young players, if you see it, don't repeat it. Never reference an article, broadcast, or news package without citing the source first. Find the raw data and if you can't find it, you shouldn't use it because it probably doesn't exist.