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Hall 'passionate' about the BBC

New BBC Director-General Tony Hall has acknowledged there have been 'a tough few weeks' for the corporation at his first press conference following his appointment.

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Hall: 'I am absolutely committed' to BBC news operation

Newly-appointed BBC Director-General Tony Hall with Trust Chairman Lord Patten Credit: ITV News

The newly-appointed BBC Director-General Tony Hall told a news conference, "I am absolutely committed to our news operation as an absolute world beater".

"Likewise I'm committed to ensuring in every way that I can that the best and the brightest ... come and want to work in this place", he continued.

Lord Hall added, "I want to build a world class team for this world class organisation".

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