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BBC's Arab Spring coverage was "sporadic"

Kofi Annan's former Director of Communications criticises reporting.

The BBC's coverage of the Arab Spring ignored events in some countries that were forgotten in the rush to concentrate on "big" stories, according to a new report.

Edward Mortimer, a journalist and former director of communications for United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan, reviewed the corporation's coverage across television, radio and online.

His criticisms come as the BBC's embarks on a Delivering Quality First cost-saving review which it has said will see it focus on "doing fewer things better".

Read more at the Press Gazette