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Former Newsnight Editor Peter Rippon and his deputy will be replaced over the BBC's handling of the Jimmy Savile investigation.
The controller for BBC Radio 5 Live, Adrian Van Klaveren, is also being moved to a non-news position at the corporation, acting director-general Tim Davie has confirmed.
The BBC's former deputy head of news Stephen Mitchell has resigned from his position following the Pollard Report, the corporation has confirmed.
Nick Pollard has been speaking at a news conference following the publishing of his damning report into the BBC's handling of the Jimmy Savile investigation. Facing further questions, he told reporters:
- There were "serious problems" all the way through the Jimmy Savile investigation and subsequent crisis.
- He denied the crisis had shown the BBC was ungovernable.
- A "breakdown in communication" stopped Peter Rippon's blog being corrected swiftly, which went all the way to the director general.
- There exists no proof that Newsnight producer Meirion Jones leaked stories about the Savile story, despite staff at the BBC claiming he did. Mr Jones vehemently denies it.
- Trust of BBC journalism remains "very high" despite the crisis and "any fall is temporary".
Newsnight editor Peter Rippon decided to drop the programme's Jimmy Savile investigation and later wrote a blog about the decision, which contained several factual inaccuracies.
He "stepped aside" from his role while the review was completed.
BBC director of news Helen Boaden and her deputy, Stephen Mitchell, both were also described by the corporation as having willingly "stepped aside" until the end of the inquiry.
But they apparently challenged that description, with their lawyers notifying acting-DG Tim Davie they felt capable of carrying on in their roles during the investigation.
Boaden and Mitchell were accused of pulling back from decisions relating to child abuse or Jimmy Savile. A BBC statement said they had been temporarily removed after creating a "lack of clarity" within its editorial "chain of command".
BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten and the corporation's acting director general Tim Davie will give a press conference shortly after midday to follow the publishing of the Pollard Report into Newsnight's decision to drop its Jimmy Savile investigation.
Patten and Davie are expected to outline whether disciplinary action will be taken against staff, including Newsnight editor Peter Rippon, BBC director of news Helen Boaden and her deputy, Stephen Mitchell.
The publication of today's review will coincide with a separate report into how Newsnight reported an incorrect story which implicated Lord McAlpine in child abuse allegations.
Witnesses who gave evidence included BBC executives and Newsnight journalists, some under questioning from a QC, to establish why a planned news report on Jimmy Savile did not go ahead. Those questioned are thought to include:
- Director of news Helen Boaden
- Newsnight editor Peter Rippon
- Former Director-General Mark Thompson
The review was is carried out by former Sky News executive Nick Pollard.
A review which looked into why Newsnight axed a report into Jimmy Savile's decades of sexual abuse will be released today.
The BBC denied claims it dropped the show because it clashed with tributes to the DJ who died in 2011.
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