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Is the BBC impartial? (Read 284 times)
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Is the BBC impartial?
Jan 28th, 2017, 9:54am
 
An academic says not. †Read his views here. †
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Reply #1 - Jan 28th, 2017, 8:29pm
 
Very thought-provoking......this last paragraph is the one I'll be thinking of when I can't sleep.......
we need to be thinking much more ambitiously about institutional design in the same way as Birt and the other neoliberals did in the 1980s and Ď90s. What kind of BBC do we want for the 21st century? Thatís the real question we should be asking. Itís very clear that the BBC leadership are unable or unwilling to advance anything like an ambitious vision for public media. If they have a vision it is for the BBC to be retained as a source of public funding, quasi-official news, and a leading British brand that can give UK media companies an edge in the international market. †They simply have no notion of the severity of the social crisis we are currently in and the political importance of public media and the values it should embody. If we want public media to survive, we are going to have to come up with a vision for the future. The BBC, or at least the people at the top of the BBC, will not do that for us.
The sentence I emphasise in bold is a serious indictment, and one with which I think members of the Forum will empathise.
I am so glad I am no longer a part of it.
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