Report critical of BBC

A report issued by Britain's upper legislative body raised new concerns over how the BBC is regulated and the role of its new chairman Michael Lyon.

Report critical of BBC
A report issued by Britain's upper legislative body raised new concerns over how the BBC is regulated and the role of its new chairman Michael Lyon.

The committee report by the House of Lords, issued in the wake scandals about faked phone-in competitions and a misleading trailer for a documentary about Queen Elizabeth II, noted, "The BBC is facing serious challenges to its trust and reputation," Variety reported Monday.

The handling of the controversies has highlighted confusion over the role of the chairman and the BBC Trust, the governing body created to offer more separation from management, the report said. The document also questioned the process used to pick the chairman, saying it was opened to influence from government ministers. Lyons' appointment in May was criticized by government opponents because of his links with Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

The report recommended the chairmen be subject to a pre-appointment parliamentary hearing and should be chosen by a panel headed by someone outside of the political process.

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