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BBC Boss Rejects Emily Maitlis Charge of Government Influence at Newsnight

Emily Maitlis
Emily MaitlisPhotographer: James Manning/PA Wire

The BBC's chief content officer has insisted that "in no way was there any influence from the Government or the board" on the BBC over its decision to rebuke Emily Maitlis over her Newsnight monologue.

Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Charlotte Moore said the former BBC journalist's MacTaggart Lecture on Wednesday had been on an "incredibly important subject".