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More Horrifying Sex Abuse Allegations Against Jimmy Savile

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2014 | Media

* Ex-BBC star Savile one of UK's most prolific sex offenders * Reports say he raped and abused hospital patients * One a...

Consent and Ending Violence Against Women and Children

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.04.2013 | World
Soraya Chemaly

A culture of consent is based on the rights of potential victims instead of on the rights of potential rapists.  Which would you prefer?

BBC Sued Over Sexual Assault Scandal

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Media

LONDON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Dozens of victims of alleged sexual abuse by the late British television star Jimmy Savile have sued the BBC in the wake ...

Horrific Jimmy Savile Report: His Youngest Victim Was 8

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2013 | Media

* Late BBC star suspected of 214 crimes including rape * Savile given knighthood by Queen Elizabeth and Pope * Abuse sta...

BBC: 'Grim Day For Us All'

Posted 02.19.2013 | Media

BBC news director Helen Boaden returned to work on Thursday — one day after the release of the Pollard report, which blasted the network's managemen...

"Chaos And Confusion' During BBC Sex Abuse Scandal

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2013 | Media

By Kate Holton LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The BBC did not put pressure on its flagship news show to drop a sex expose into Jimmy Savil...

New York Times Staffers Bet On CEO's Future: Report

Posted 12.17.2012 | Media

New York Times staffers have reportedly placed bets on the company's newly-appointed CEO, Mark Thompson. The New York Post reported on Monday that a ...

Jimmy Savile Suspected Of Horrifying Number Of Crimes

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2013 | Media

* About 450 people give info about dead TV presenter * Police say more arrests will follow * Scandal has rocked BBC, dog...

Despite Scandal, New CEO Set To Lead NYT

Reuters | Jennifer Saba | Posted 01.11.2013 | Media

Nov 11 (Reuters) - The New York Times Co said it will proceed with its plan for Mark Thompson to take over as CEO on Monday, despite an intensifying...

Former BBC Chief Missed Red Flags In Sex Abuse Scandal | Posted 01.05.2013 | Media

LONDON -- Last March, Mark Thompson addressed the Royal Television Society and took proud stock of his time leading the BBC, Britain's publicly financ...

On Savile, Sandusky, and the Power of Rape

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Marianne Mollmann

Rape is about power. When we address rape, it is therefore essential to overturn this power-imbalance and restore dignity and control to the victim. Most often, we fail miserably at this.

Former BBC Chief's Office Reportedly Warned About Savile

Posted 10.29.2012 | Media

New claims surfaced that Mark Thompson's office was alerted to child sex abuse allegations against former BBC star Jimmy Savile. Since relevations...

New NYT CEO Speaks Out About Growing Scandal

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2012 | Media

By Kate Holton LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Incoming New York Times chief Mark Thompson said on Wednesday his U.S. employer had given hi...

Breaking the Silence: The Media and Male Sexual Abuse

Vivian Norris | Posted 10.24.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

During the past few years we have finally been hearing more about an epidemic of sexual abuse of children , and thankfully, a few prosecutions. The pe...

Editor At Center Of BBC Storm Hit With Chilling Allegations | Posted 12.23.2012 | Media

An email sent by a reporter on Newsnight's axed Jimmy Savile investigation suggests editor Peter Rippon played down the story because "it was 40 years...

Leaked Email Casts Doubt On Key BBC Claims About Abuse Scandal

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2012 | Media

* Police say will investigate other individuals * More than 200 potential sexual abuse victims identified * Police chief...

Jimmy Savile's Memorabilia Is Essentially Evil

Bruce Hood | Posted 12.18.2012 | Crime
Bruce Hood

People are willing to pay large amounts of money for memorabilia of famous people they admire. Why is that?

BBC Apologizes Over Sex Abuse Scandal

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2012 | Media

* Critics have accused BBC of cover-up * Jimmy Savile, the accused presenter, died last year * He was a household name, ...