Wednesday, 28 April 2010

BBC leaker 'has left' the Corporation

The Independent reports today that a senior BBC strategist has left the corporation following an internal investigation into the leaking of a report to The Times in February mapping out the future of the organisation, including proposals to shut half the BBC's website, close 6 Music and Asian Network and to cap spending on broadcast rights for sports events.
It says: "The investigation was ordered by the BBC director general, Mark Thompson, following the leak in February of a draft version of a BBC Strategic Review drawn up by John Tate, the corporation's director of policy and strategy, which was in very limited circulation within the corporation."
In a statement to The Independent the BBC said: "We can confirm than an investigation has been satisfactorily concluded and that an individual has now left the BBC."
The corporation has chosen not to identify the individual.

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