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BBC to remove gagging clauses from contracts

The BBC is to remove gagging clauses from its contracts in the wake of the Savile scandal to make it easier for staff to speak out about any claims of harassment.

A major report into sexism and bullying at the corporation has found that some staff are scared of making complaints about inappropriate behaviour.

But the 80-page report by barrister Dinah Rose said that although sexual harassment was found to be "very rare", there was some evidence of inappropriate behaviour and bullying.


Home video shows Lloyd family Christmas

In tonight's documentary on the tenth anniversary of the death of ITV News reporter Terry Lloyd in Iraq, we are given an insight into the family at Christmas.

His daughter Chelsey said her relationship with her father "suffered" during her teens.

Lloyd was killed on the eve of the invasion of Iraq ten years ago.

Who Killed My Dad? The Death of Terry Lloyd airs tonight on ITV at 10.35pm.

Terry Lloyd's daughter visits where he was killed

A ITV documentary has followed the daughter of ITV News war reporter Terry Lloyd as she retraces his final steps in Iraq as part of her deeply personal search for the truth about the circumstances surrounding his death.

Terry was killed in southern Iraq ten years ago, along with cameraman Frederic Nerac and translator Hussein Osman, after their convoy came under attack by the US Army.

Cameraman Daniel Demoustier - who was driving the vehicle carrying Terry when they were initially fired upon - survived.

Chelsey Lloyd has returned to where he was shot dead, along with Daniel and presenter Mark Austin, who was also in the country covering the start of the war.

“I need an understanding of what happened that day because I wasn’t there and because it was so far away," she said.

"I need to piece together the events of those days to create a kind of timeline, a picture in my head, to help me.”

Who Killed My Dad? The Death of Terry Lloyd is on ITV at 10.35pm tonight.

Lord Patten: 'Rees-Mogg was a great journalist and editor'

BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten. Credit: PA

BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten said: "William Rees-Mogg was a great journalist and editor, and a distinguished public servant, for example at the Arts Council and BBC.

"My family knew him as a kind and good man, generous, spirited, warm, witty, and the much-loved father of a close and talented family.

"Everyone who knew him will miss him deeply."

PM pays tribute to Lord Rees-Mogg as 'Fleet Street legend'

William Rees-Mogg is rightly a Fleet Street legend - editing The Times through a tumultuous period with flair and integrity. I always found him full of wisdom and good advice - particularly when I first became Leader of the Opposition. My thoughts are with his wife and five children at this sad time.

– Prime Minister David Cameron


Times journalists pay tribute to former editor Rees-Mogg

Former Times editor William Rees-Mogg dies at 84

William Rees-Mogg (right) resigned as Times editor in 1981 when Rupert Murdoch bought the paper. Credit: PA Archive

The former editor of The Times, William Rees-Mogg, has died at the age of 84 following a short illness, the newspaper has announced.

Lord Rees-Mogg edited the paper from January 1967 up until March 1981, when Rupert Murdoch completed his purchase of The Times and The Sunday Times titles.

His younger son, Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, said his father, who also chaired the Arts Council and vice-chaired the BBC during his distinguished career, had been diagnosed in recent weeks with inoperable oesophageal cancer.

Leveson: Bloggers and tweeters must not be above the law

Lord Justice Leveson Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Lord Justice Leveson has called for international cooperation to ensure that bloggers and tweeters are not above the law when it comes to illegal and unethical standards of journalism.

In an address as part of his Australian lecture tour, he warned there was a "pernicious and false" belief that the law did not apply to the internet.

He also said there was a chance that mainstream journalists might be tempted to break the law or infringe privacy "in order to steal a march on bloggers and tweeters".

Newspapers, he warned, may even move their bases overseas to dodge UK laws in the future.

Murdoch warns of media threat from 'enemies within'

Elisabeth Murdoch also warned of the threat to press freedom from "enemies within" - an apparent reference to those accused of involvement in the News International phone-hacking scandal.

She said News Corp was "currently asking itself some very significant and difficult questions about how some behaviours fell so short of its values".

In regard to the impact on press freedoms following the scandal, she said:

Let's see what the Leveson Inquiry recommends but, when there has been such an unsettling dearth of integrity across so many of our institutions, it is very difficult to argue for the right outcome - which must be the fierce protection of a free press and light-touch media regulation. Sadly, the greatest threats to our free society are too often from enemies within.

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