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BBC must act fast to restore trust, UK Culture Secretary says

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LONDON (Reuters) -Britain said on Monday the BBC must act fast to restore trust after a damning report into how it secured a 1995 interview with Princess Diana exposed failures at the heart of the publicly funded broadcaster. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said the government would not “stand idly by” after the report which concluded journalist Martin Bashir had used deceit to gain Diana’s acquiescence, and then BBC bosses later covered up his wrongdoing. “We will not make knee-jerk reforms, but will use the mid-term charter (in 2022) to determine whether the governance and regulatory arrange…

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