BBC Director General Tony Hall to step down this year

People walk near the entrance to BBC Broadcasting House on October 22, 2012 in London, England.

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Tony Hall will step down as the director general of the BBC in the summer to make way for a new person who will negotiate its future with the government, he said on Monday.

Britain’s publicly funded broadcaster will need to negotiate a new charter with the government by 2027 and hold a mid-term review in 2022.

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