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Prof. Jean Seaton interviewed by The Financial Times on Tory plans for BBC license Fee

The election win by the Conservative government under Boris Johnson will see credible threats against the BBC suggests an article in last week’s Financial Times. The article which points […]

20th December 2019
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Prof. Steven Barnett questions plans to decriminalize the non-payment of the BBC license fee

Prof. Steven Barnett spoke to Channel 4 news about reports that the new Conservative government is reviving  plans to decriminalise non-payment of the BBC licence fee. The item revealed that 130,000 […]

20th December 2019
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New Report: Public service broadcasting in the age of video on demand inquiry

The Lords Communications and Digital Select Committee have published the finding of their enquiry on Public Service Broadcasting. The report, for which Prof. Steven Barnett acted as Specialist Advisor, […]

20th December 2019
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Anastasia Denisova discusses how memes spread (and why we can’t stop them)

Anastasia Denisova recently appeared on BBC Ideas to discuss how social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, are changing our societies and the way that we think about […]

20th December 2019
BBC

Christian Fuchs discusses Twitter on BBC Radio 4

A BBC Radio 4 programme, hosted by David Baker, and broadcast on the 18th December, asks how did Twitter, invented to allow friends to keep track of each other’s […]

20th December 2019
BBC

Jean Seaton interviewed for BBC’s ‘Being Gerry Adams’

Thirty years ago the British government took an almost unprecedented decision – to ban the voices of Sinn Fein and other groups in Northern Ireland associated with terrorism from […]

20th December 2019
BBC

Steven Barnett discusses what Cliff Richard versus the BBC means for press freedom

On Wednesday Sir Cliff Richard was awarded a minimum of £210,000 in damages after successfully suing the BBC for a serious breach of his privacy. The court ruling followed […]

20th December 2019
BBC

Why was there no news on 18th April 1930?

On 18 April 1930, the BBC’s news announcer had nothing to communicate. “There is no news,” was the script of the 20:45 news bulletin, before piano music was played […]

20th December 2019
BBC

Jean Seaton on BBC World Service

Jean Seaton recently appears on the BBC World Service’s Click programme to discuss Orwell and the Future of Surveillance. “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right […]

20th December 2019
BBC

Orwell Statue unveiled at the BBC

On the 7th November at Broadcasting House in London, the BBC erected a statue to the author of ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’, with the words “Liberty” engraved on it. Prof. Jean […]

20th December 2019
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