Digital copy of Exhibit FW15: Extract from the December 2008 Bulletin of the BBC Trust Editorial Standards Committee titled Editorial Standards Findings: Appeals and other editorial issues to the Trust considered by the Editorial Standards Committee. Used as evidence in relation to Frank Walker's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 6 January 2016 [C/D/AW4/B2/14/WS000697].

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December 1st 2008 - February 28th 2009

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Includes a summary of findings in relation to a complaint concerning an item in the programme on Newsnight on BBC Two on 25 February 2008 involving the Chief Minister of Jersey (Frank Walker) and the former Health Minister (Stuart Syvret). Complaint relates to the edited extract having misrepresented the exchange between the Chief Minister and the former Health Minister and Jeremy Paxman having misquoted the Chief Minister during the interview and having been inadequate in his clarification of what the Chief Minister had said. Includes conclusions of the Editorial Standards Committee in respect of accuracy, impartiality, correcting mistakes, accuracy and impartiality (right to reply) and Editorial Complaints Unit action. Sets out details of the findings in respect of the complaint under sections titled: The context; The complaint; Applicable Editorial Standards; and The Committee's decision. States that the complaint was upheld in part on the issues of accuracy impartiality and correcting mistakes. Also sets out details relating to the remit of the Editorial Standards Committee and refers to other complaints considered relating to: an item by Jeremy Bowen on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 on 1 March 2008, a BBC Radio 4 News bulletin at 8:00 on 12 March 2008, the programme Am I Normal? on BBC Two on 28 April 2008, and online coverage of London Assembly elections.


Barron, Peter
Bharucha, Chitra
Bowen, Jeremy
Hastings, Alison
Liddiment, David
Mian, Mehmuda
Paxman, Jeremy
Rantzen, Esther
Syvret, Stuart
Tait, Richard
Vine, Jeremy
Walker, Frank
BBC Editorial Complaints Unit
BBC Editorial Standards Committee
BBC Information
BBC Trust
BBC Radio Four
BBC Radio Jersey
Haut de la Garenne
Office of Communications
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police


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