LONDON (Reuters) – The BBC board said on Monday it would carry out a review to check the effectiveness of the publicly-funded broadcaster’s editorial policies and governance after a damning report into how it secured a 1995 interview with Princess Diana.
“As a Board we believe that the BBC is a different organisation today, with different and stronger governance, as well as improved processes,” the board said in a statement.
“Nevertheless, Lord Dyson’s report speaks to historic failings of oversight and these should be reflected upon. We must not just assume that mistakes of the past cannot be repeated today – we must make sure that this is the case.”
(Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)