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Russia Today: Amol Rajan explains Ofcom's licence decision

Russian state-backed TV channel RT (Russia Today) has had its UK broadcasting licence revoked by British television regulator, Ofcom. Ofcom said RT's parent body ANO TV Novosti was not "fit and proper to hold a UK broadcast licence" and revoked their licence with immediate effect. The BBC's Media Editor Amol...
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Broadcasting Press Guild Audio Awards: Jon Ronson And Amol Rajan Nominated

Click here to read the full article. Jon Ronson and Amol Rajan are among those nominated for next month’s Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) Audio Awards. The pair have picked up nods in the UK Podcast of the Year and Audio Presenter of the Year categories respectively. Ronson, U.S. based host of The Butterfly Effect, is up against the likes of history podcast The Rest is History and Sweet Bobby, about one of the world’s most sophisticated catfisher. The awards will take place in London on Friday March 25 at the same time as the BPG TV and Streaming Awards, which has seen Russell T Davies AIDS drama It’s a...
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BBC journalist Amol Rajan apologises for critical comments about royals

The journalist who fronted a BBC documentary examining the relationship between the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex and the media has apologised for critical comments he made about the royal family a decade ago.Amol Rajan 38, described the Duke of Edinburgh as a “racist buffoon” and the Prince of Wales as “scientifically illiterate” in a 2012 article about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee for the Independent newspaper, which he used to edit.The piece described the event as “little more than the industrialisation of mediocrity” and was also critical of William and Harry 1/ In reference to very...
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UK Covid report: BBC's Amol Rajan presses minister over response

The UK's failure to do more to stop Covid spreading early in the pandemic was one of the country's worst ever public health failures, according to a report by MPs. The government approach - backed by its scientists - was to try to manage the situation and in effect achieve herd immunity by infection, it said. This led to a delay in introducing the first lockdown, costing thousands of lives.
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Amol Rajan can stop panicking – he’s given the sleepy Today a long overdue wake-up call

Amol Rajan popped up on Radio 4 at 6am like bread from a toaster: “Hello!” It was his first morning joining the presenting team for Today, Radio 4’s flagship news and current affairs programme. Rajan later confessed on Twitter that he had been sickeningly nervous about his first day in his new job, to the extent that he'd had a panic attack the night before, unable to sleep. He calmed down only with the help of a talking-to from his wife and “three massive rums”.
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Amol Rajan reveals ‘panic attack’ night before Today programme debut

New Today programme presenter Amol Rajan said he had a “full-on panic attack” the night before his debut on the Radio 4 current affairs programme. Rajan, the BBC’s media editor, said he managed only an hour’s sleep before arriving for his first shift on the flagship show at 3.45am, and thanked his wife, colleagues and a few late-night glasses of rum for helping him get through his ordeal.
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UK Covid report: BBC's Amol Rajan presses minister over response

UK Covid report: BBC's Amol Rajan presses minister over response. The UK's failure to do more to stop Covid spreading early in the pandemic was one of the country's worst ever public health failures, according to a report by MPs. The government approach - backed by its scientists - was...
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Amol Rajan to present new interview series for BBC Two, new two-part royal documentary, and join Radio 4 Today programme presenter line-up

Amol conducts interviews with sharpness and grace, and I’m delighted we’ll be able to showcase that to the widest possible audience across BBC Two and the Today programme. The BBC’s Media Editor, Amol Rajan, is set to host a major new interview series for BBC Two. Amol will bring his trademark insight and flair to the show, which will see him carry out in-depth interviews with high-profile global guests who are shaping the way we live today, from tech barons to business leaders to cultural influencers. The series will be made by BBC Studios and BBC News long form commissions.
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BBC appoints Amol Rajan as Radio 4 Today programme presenter

The BBC has appointed its media editor, Amol Rajan, as a new presenter on the Today programme. Rajan will become the flagship Radio 4 news show’s fifth presenter, alongside Justin Webb, Mishal Husain, Martha Kearney and Nick Robinson. He will also host a new interview series for BBC Two and a two-part documentary about Prince William and Prince Harry’s relationship with the media.
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Amol Rajan joins Radio 4's Today programme line-up

The BBC's media editor, Amol Rajan, is to join the presenting line-up of Radio 4's Today programme. He will become the fifth presenter of the station's flagship news show, alongside Mishal Husain, Nick Robinson, Martha Kearney and Justin Webb. In a statement, Rajan described Today as "one of the most...
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Today programme signs up Amol Rajan as new presenter

Radio 4’s flagship current affairs show, Today, has signed up a new presenter – Amol Rajan. The BBC’s media editor will join the programme’s line-up later this spring. He will present alongside Justin Webb, Mishal Husain, Martha Kearney and Nick Robinson – John Humphrys stood down in 2019 after more than 30 years on the show.
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