BBC to review its governance after Princess Diana inquiry

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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)



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