British Broadcasting Challenge lays out a new vision for the BBC
British Broadcasting Challenge, a campaign group which promotes the values of public service broadcasting and whose founders include Prof. Jean Seaton and Prof. Steven Barnett, has laid out a new vision for the BBC.
Its report, published this week, recognises the BBC as one of Britain’s greatest institutions. Through its global reach and long-standing commitment to truth and impartiality, the BBC stands as a global institutional bulwark against disinformation and misinformation in a fractured and uncertain information landscape. At the same time, the campaign group’s report suggests that we urgently need a genuine and constructive debate about how we can build on the BBC’s historic remit to inform, educate and entertain, for the benefit of Britain and the world in the 21st century.
“The BBC must remain editorially independent”, says the report, “it must innovate, and it must be properly funded. These are essential conditions for the survival of the BBC which in turn is a vital institution in the battle to defend liberal democracy”.
Pat Younge, Chair of the British Broadcasting Challenge has also laid out the organisation’s main points and recommendations in a Guardian article.
The full report can be read on the British Broadcasting Challenge website or below.