Elon Musk threatens to reassign NPR’s Twitter accountMay 4, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elon Musk threatened to reassign NPR’s Twitter account to “another company,” according to the non-profit news organization, in an ongoing spat between Musk and media groups since his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter last year.
BBC chief quits amid furor over role in Boris Johnson loanApril 28, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The chairman of the BBC quit Friday after a report found that he failed to disclose a potential conflict of interest over his role in arranging a loan more than two years ago for Boris Johnson, as scandals from the former prime minister's turbulent term continue to rattle U.K.
NPR quits Elon Musk’s Twitter over ‘government-funded’ labelApril 12, 2023 GMT
National Public Radio is quitting Twitter after the social media platform owned by Elon Musk stamped NPR's account with labels the news organization says are intended to undermine its credibility.
NPR protests as Twitter calls it ‘state-affiliated media’April 5, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has labeled National Public Radio as “state-affiliated media” on the social media site, a move some worried Wednesday could undermine public confidence in the news organization.
BBC backtracks on Lineker over tweet slamming UK asylum planMarch 13, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The BBC called a truce Monday in its showdown with sports commentator Gary Lineker, reversing its suspension of the former soccer great for a tweet that criticized the U.K.
How BBC host’s tweet, suspension upended UK’s sports weekendMarch 12, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The BBC's sports coverage was hit with a second day of severe disruptions Sunday as dozens of staff refused to work in solidarity with top soccer host Gary Lineker, who was suspended by the broadcaster after he tweeted criticism of the British government's asylum policy.
BBC crisis escalates as players, stars rally behind LinekerMarch 12, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The BBC was forced to scrap much of its weekend sports programming as the network scrambled to stem an escalating crisis over its suspension of soccer host Gary Lineker for comments criticizing the British government's new asylum policy.
Lineker off flagship BBC soccer show after Twitter postsMarch 10, 2023 GMT
Former England captain Gary Lineker was temporarily removed on Friday from his role as presenter of the BBC's flagship soccer highlights show in the wake of his criticism of the British government’s new asylum policy.
Lineker’s attack on UK migrant policy puts BBC in a bindMarch 9, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — As a soccer player, Gary Lineker was one of England’s top scorers. The British government thinks his political opinions miss the mark.
Conservative lawmakers in the U.K. are calling on the BBC to discipline Lineker, now a pundit and the network’s highest-paid star, for comparing the government’s language about migrants to that used in Nazi Germany.
Indian authorities accuse BBC of tax evasion after searchesFebruary 17, 2023 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Finance Ministry accused the BBC of tax evasion on Friday, saying that it had not fully declared its income and profits from its operations in the country.
Indian tax authorities ended three days of searches of the British broadcaster's New Delhi and Mumbai offices on Thursday night.