In the wake of the Balen Report, the mechanisms employed by the BBC to monitor and ensure its own accuracy and impartiality were supplemented by the creation of new editorial posts designed to create ‘gate-keepers’ of Middle East content. Among these new posts were Middle East Editor and BBC Online Middle East Editor.
- The position of Middle East Editor is currently held by Jeremy Bowen.
- The position of BBC Online Middle East Editor is currently held by Tarik Kafala.
- The current editor of the BBC’s Jerusalem Bureau is Paul Danahar.