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White men must not be allowed to control the BBC's news output


A BBC executive has urged the broadcaster to diversify its senior news staff because editorial meetings should not be 'dominated by what white people think'.

Head of newsgathering Jonathan Munro says top news spots at the BBC have been predominately held by white men. When he joined in 2014, every person on his team was a Caucasian male - including him.

Munro - who earns £180,000 per year - told The Times: 'We don’t want all our editorial meetings to be dominated by what white people think.

'We don't want any single group in society to dominate our editorial thinking, because we are not being diverse in our thought process.' 

His comments followed the BBC announcing that it will spend £100million of its TV budget to increase diversity and produce inclusive content over the next three years.