Head of BBC NI not considering his position after inquiry

Peter Johnston, the director of BBC Northern Ireland, was involved in decisions on the botched BBC Newsnight report.

He has been interviewed by the corporation as he left work:


BBC statement on BBCNI director Peter Johnston: "We can confirm he was involved in decisions about the BBC Newsnight report." No more detail


Head of BBC NI Peter Johnston is not quitting. Asked on his way out of work, if he was reconsidering his position, he said: "No, I am not."


Peter Rippon Newsnight silence

Peter Rippon, who stepped aside from his role as Newsnight editor after the programme decided not to run a report on Jimmy Savile's alleged sexual abuse, refused to comment on whether the BBC programme could survive.