BBC's Arab Spring coverage was "sporadic"

Kofi Annan's former Director of Communications criticises reporting.

Egypt elects new President following Arab Spring. Photo: Getty Images

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".

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