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BBC Condemned For Digital Media Project Waste

The National Union of Journalists has condemned the BBC for wasting “vast sums of public money on hopeless projects” after it announced it was writing off £98.4 million spent on the Digital Media Initiative. The DMI was scrapped on Friday after five years, with BBC management admitting that it “struggled to keep pace with new developments”. In an email to corporation staff, director general Tony Hall said the BBC would be investigating the failure of the project “and will take appropriate action, disciplinary or otherwise”.

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