BBC Trust decides not to overrule D-G over charity controversy

The BBC Trust has decided not to overrule on appeal the Director-Generalís decision against broadcasting the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Gaza crisis appeal. The Trust has, however, asked the Director-General to explore with DEC and other broadcasters the wider lessons to be drawn from this episode, and to take a view on whether the BBC agreement with DEC, dating from 1971, and the associated criteria for considering appeals, are still appropriate for todayís changed conditions.
Full BBC Trust statement