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Former BBC producer joins press watchdog’s board

Kavita ReddiA former senior producer at the BBC has been appointed to the press watchdog’s board.

The Independent Press Standards Organisation has announced the appointment of Kavita Reddi, who spent 14 years with the BBC.

Her time there included an eight-year spell with Newsnight, where her series of films on BSE won Newsnight its first Bafta.

Kavita, pictured, is the co-founder of Voxta, an AI voice bot startup helping organisations in the UK and India work with new AI voice technologies.

She is also a member of the board of trustees of the University of London, and the digital publication The Conversation.

Kavita said: “The industry is going through a massive transformation, and the growth of digital has seen a fragmentation of audiences across an array of platforms.

“These changes make it imperative to have an effective regulator for the industry with a regulatory framework encompassing editorial accuracy, fairness, and technical innovation.

“I look forward to working with IPSO to ensure high press standards and accountability.”

Chairman of IPSO Lord Faulks added: “I’m delighted to welcome Kavita to the IPSO board.

“Her unique digital experience makes her an invaluable addition to the organisation and will further strengthen IPSO’s delivery of independent and robust press regulation in an increasingly digital industry.”