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Published: Tuesday 15 November 2011

>> The BBC has apologised after European Commission economic affairs spokesperson Amadeu Altafaj Tardio was repeatedly called an “idiot” while taking part in a flagship news broadcast on the eurozone debt crisis.

TV bosses said they contacted Tardio to apologise for “discourtesy” after he walked off the Newsnight show during a video-link appearance from Brussels on October 12.

>> The End of the Line, a film on the effects of overfishing, won the first Puma Creative Impact award worth US $68,445 at a ceremony in London. The award has been set up to honour films that make a significant impact on society.

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