Newsnight to suspend investigations

The Director-General of the BBC has ordered the following actions:

  • A senior news executive has been sent in to supervise tonight’s edition of Newsnight
  • An apology will be carried in full on Newsnight tonight
  • Ken MacQuarrie, Director BBC Scotland, will write an urgent report for the Director General covering what happened on this Newsnight investigation
  • There will be an immediate pause in all Newsnight investigations to assess editorial robustness and supervision
  • There will be an immediate suspension of all co-productions with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism across the BBC