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Indian-origin Samir Shah chosen to chair BBC after Richard Sharp exits

Seasoned British television executive Samir Shah has been chosen as the government's preferred candidate to chair the BBC, reported Reuters on Wednesday, citing culture minister Lucy Frazer.

British Broadcasting Corporation suspends presenter over sexual misconduct allegation

The British Broadcasting Corporation has suspended one of its male presenters over the allegation that he had for several years paid a teenager for explicit content and will meet with the police on Monday in order to establish more facts, BBC News said.

BBC Chairman Richard Sharp resigns over involvement in facilitating loan to ex-UK PM Boris Johnson

London: BBC chairman Richard Sharp on Friday resigned after a probe revealed he had violated rules for failing to disclose his connection in making a loan available for then prime minister Boris Johnson, AFP reported.

Afghanistan: Taliban stops broadcast of VOA, BBC

Kabul: The Taliban government of Afghanistan has directed private television stations in Afghanistan not to telecast Voice of America (VOA) and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) news programmes in the country, media reports said on Tuesday.

A number of British citizens detained in Afghanistan, says UK officials

Kabul: The UK government has said a "number" of British nationals have been detained in Afghanistan, media reports said on Monday.

'Hitman paid via Pakistani bank to kill activist'

Islamabad/UNI: The man charged with conspiracy to murder Netherland-based Pakistani activist Ahmad Waqass Goraya, was paid via a Pakistan bank, the media reported on Tuesday.

BBC invested more than £150 million in Chinese state-owned companies accused of links to appalling human rights violations: Reports

London: British media giant BBC has invested more than £150 million ($205 million) in Chinese state-owned companies accused of links to appalling human rights violations, media reports said on Saturday.

BBC anchor 'shuts down' US scholar exposing Taliban-Pakistan nexus, Twitterati expresses anger

London: BBC recently drew flak on social media when its presenter Philippa Thomas, “shut down” US scholar Christine Fair, a guest on her show, as she was exposing the link between Pakistan and Taliban in the sorry state of Afghanistan affairs.

Several major websites down after massive internet outage 

London: Several major websites across the globe, including The Guardian, is currently down.

Think tanks says Chinese Communist Party engages in coordinated information effort to discredit the BBC

A defence and  strategic policy think tank has said Chinese Communist Party (CCP) diplomatic accounts, Chinese state media, pro-CCP influencers and patriotic trolls are targeting the UK public broadcaster, the BBC, in a coordinated information operation.

After Dubai ruler's daughter Shekha Latifa's disturbing video, Britain wants poof of her safety, warns UAE of strong action

London/IBNS : Britain has asked for proof that Sheikha Latifa, one of the daughters of Dubai's rulers, is alive and doing well after the British Broadcasting Channel (BBC) released a video in which she said she was being held against her will in a barricaded villa, a Reuters report said.

BBC World News banned from broadcasting in China

Beijing/UNI: The Chinese government's television and radio regulator announced on Thursday that it is banning the BBC World News from broadcasting in the country, with immediate effect.

Ban on BBC 'unacceptable curtailing of media freedom' by China : UK

London/IBNS: The British government has slammed China over media censorship, after Beijing banned BBC World News for its reporting of Uighur minority.

China calls BBC report on Uighur as 'unjust and irresponsible'

Beijing: China has called BBC's recent report on Uighur camp in Xinjiang as 'unjust, subjective and irresponsible'.

Afghanistan: BBC Pashto journalist killed by unknown gunmen in Khost province

Kabul, May 1 (IBNS): Unknown gunmen shot dead a BBC Pashto reporter in Khost province of Afghanistan, media reports said on Tuesday.