The report said: "Apart from individual lapses, sometimes of tone, language or attitude, there was little to suggest systematic or deliberate bias.
Individual lapses eh? What about Barbara Plett, the impartial news reporter who "cried without warning" over terrorist leader Yasser Arafat's death.
The range of stories and perspectives was too narrow and reporters' use of language was often inconsistent, it decided.
That included the use of the words "terrorism" and "terrorist", which the BBC currently advises its journalists to avoid because they can be "a barrier to understanding".
But the panel said the BBC should use the term to describe violence against civilians with the intention of causing terror for ideological objectives, "whether perpetrated by state or non-state agencies".
"It seems clear that placing a bomb on a bus used by civilians intending death or injury in supposed furtherance of a cause is a terrorist act and no other expression conveys so tersely and accurately the elements involved."
For fucksake, do they really need to pay experts people to tell them this? Well anyway it's a start. Whether they'll take much notice remains to be seen...