Nato-led forces killed BBC reporter in Afghanistan

Ahmed Omed Khpulwak Image copyright bbc
Image caption BBC reporter Ahmed Omed Khpulwak was killed by Nato-led forces

This round-up of Friday's main media stories reports on the findings of an investigation into the death of a BBC journalist in Afghanistan.

The Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) in Afghanistan has admitted it mistakenly killed BBC reporter Ahmed Omed Khpulwak when troops responded to a militant attack in southern Uruzgan province in July, reports BBC News.

"The BBC said it recognised that Isaf had provided clarification, ending a period of uncertainty, but it would study the details of the findings on receiving the full report."

The BBC director general Mark Thompson has told business leaders he hopes Greater Manchester will become "one of the most significant creative clusters in the UK", reports the Manchester Evening News.

The paper says: "the BBC is relocating three networks - BBC Radio 5 Live, Cbeebies and CBBC - to MediaCityUK, at Salford Quays, as well as BBC Sport and some shows, such as BBC Breakfast. A study by the Northwest Development Agency says the BBC's relocation had the potential to create 10,000 jobs and add £170m to the regional economy".

It quotes from the study: "The BBC's presence has helped attract small and large media companies - including ITV (and the production facilities for Coronation Street) - and institutions with media interests such as the University of Salford."

Celebrity Big Brother was won last night by Paddy Doherty, star of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. Tonight it segues into a new series of Big Brother. The former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson is a surprise additional housemate for the opening weekend, reports the Daily Mirror.

Celebrity Big Brother has been a ratings success for Richard Desmond's Channel 5, reports the Guardian. "An average audience of about 2.6 million, and a 12.1% share of all TV viewers in its timeslot, is a respectable showing - particularly when compared with the final series of Celebrity Big Brother, which aired on Channel 4 last January" says the paper.

The inquiry into Baha Mousa's death painted a "devastating picture of military culture", says the Guardian. It says prosecutors will consider bringing fresh charges but the Daily Telegraph asks if that is necessary as what happened was "mercifully rare", as reported in the BBC's newspaper review.