Tony Hall: New NAO Powers Must Not Undermine Creative And Editorial Freedom | TV News



In all the confusion to create unique and creatively risky content, the latter is always lost I find, a sentiment echoed by Director General of the BBC Tony Hall. He has said in a speech that far reaching powers given to parliamentary auditors under the Government’s white paper on the BBC – which will mean they no longer have to ask for permission to launch an audit into the Corporations finances – must not undermine the BBC’s editorial freedom or ability to take creative risks.


He commented:


There is broad agreement, and I can’t speak for all of us but I think also from the NAO, that we need to make sure that beyond all doubt beyond all the editorial and creative independence is maintained, how we work out that is clear in the editorial work the NAO do with us is really important.”



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