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The new draft BBC charter is being discussed in Parliament TOMORROW Oct 18th so pleasetweet your MPs NOWand get them turn up to the debate and speak out to protect the independence and public service nature of the BBC.
The Draft Royal Charter announced today (15 September) in Parliament, will diminish the role of the BBC as a public service broadcaster, undermine its production base and weaken its position as the provider of diverse, challenging, and high quality programming.
After a campaign run by the media unions and others, the BBC has announced that its News Channel and World News will remain as separate channels. The news was welcomed by the NUJ who had argued that the two offered very different services and were important and popular in their own right.
The Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom (CPBF) believes that the recommendations in today’s report by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee (CMS) on the BBC White Paper fail to point out the dangers in the Government's White Paper.