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Former BBC chief attacks secret government licence fee deal | Media | The Guardian
[ shifting off another item on the balance sheet (welfare budget) off the balance sheet, every dirty little trick. to achieve his set out agenda. onto another one, the public's, british media landscape. less of it. ] Mark Thompson said it is wrong to force corporation to shoulder cost of ‘social transfer’ to over-75s and that charter renewal talks have been acrimonious [...] Giving his his first interview about the BBC since he left in 2012, after eight years at the helm, Thompson said the broadcaster was having to pay for government policy. “It’s welfare … It’s totally inappropriate to use BBC to support social transfer in this country.” When George Osborne tried to impose the same cost on the BBC during negotiations in 2010, Thompson started writing his resignation letter, along with several BBC Trustees. This July the current director general, Tony Hall, agreed to shoulder the burden in return for relief from other costs.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Jon Snow: ‘I would defend the BBC to the death’ | Media | The Guardian
but that some media owners had a negative effect on the industry. “I think there has been a negative pull on the British media and I blame some of the proprietors for that. I still think the BBC is pretty good and I would defend it to the death, even though I have never worked for it.” [...] Asked about press coverage of Jeremy Corbyn, he said some of those writing about the Labour leader were “experiencing some kind of fear”, adding: “I think they may need to see a psychiatrist.” He said the biggest issues facing the UK were housing and inequality between the very rich and very poor, adding: “I don’t think there will be a revolution, but it has all the characteristics of what has led to revolution in the past.” [...] [ on Journalism / Covering human tragedy ] He said that while he tries to remain objective, “sometimes when powerful emotions are in play, this can be very, very hard”.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Video "Konservative wollen BBC eindampfen" | Zapp | ARD Mediathek
Die BBC gilt als einer der Fixpunkte des Qualitätsjournalismus - allerdings nicht in den Augen der Tories. Regierungspolitiker wollen den Sender zusammenstutzen. // -- John Whittingdale --
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC independence 'eroded', says director general - BBC News
In a speech to business leaders on Monday, Tony Hall will urge changes to the way the broadcaster is regulated. He wants licence fee payers to have a greater say than politicians. Lord Hall says there has been a "major change" over the past 20 years which has made the foundations of the BBC's independence "weaker". The government has yet to comment. "When I was working in news and current affairs in the '90s, the independence of the BBC was protected by a set of quiet customs and traditions," he will say. "Back then it was Willie Whitelaw who'd provided us with the certainty of a 15-year Charter, underpinning our independence by allowing us stability through the political cycle. [...] He also suggests recent licence fee settlements have been decided behind closed doors without a "full process".
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
'There was a danger the BBC could go broke unless urgent action was taken' | Media | The Guardian
[ UK schafft sich selbst ab ] The BBC was forced to get tough in its negotiations with George Osborne – and still faces ideological threats, Ray Snoddy reveals in this extract from a new book // 'BBC warned George Osborne it would have to axe BBC2 and BBC4 due to cuts'. Corporation also said it would have to shut local radio stations if Treasury did not provide funds to offset the cost of free TV licences for over-75s, claims new book - bit.ly/1gWv0xo - Hall has insisted that the negotiations resulted in “a strong deal for the BBC”, but both sides have been criticised for agreeing the deal behind closed doors.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
The battle for the BBC | Charlotte Higgins | Media | The Guardian
Under attack from a government intent on reducing its size and besieged by commercial rivals, the broadcaster has been forced to justify its very existence
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Cameron’s monkeys are feasting on the BBC’s nuts | Comment is free | The Guardian
‘The culture secretary, a massive fan of torture porn, had strung the director general over a meat hook and spat into his face while dressed as an old woman’ Culture secretary John Whittingdale. [...] In January 2014, when a critically endangered water lily was stolen from Kew Gardens, the former Conservative MP Louise Mensch tweeted on her Twitter, “Got to say what’s the point? Ordinary plant hardly worth saving.” The Conservatives can’t even see the point of flowers. It’s asking a lot to expect them to see the point of the BBC. It doesn’t even attract bees.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Government selects panel to review the future of the BBC - BBC News
"Some of the assaults which certain newspapers are leading, with the Conservative party, against the BBC is really very worrying", Labour's Tristram Hunt - bbc.in/1Sh0YAm 'Unpatriotic assault on our institutions and identity.' // BBC director general Tony Hall said the deal gave the corporation "financial stability and the ability to plan for the future". // bbc.in/1gvp9zc &! bbc.in/1NWKUD9 However writing in the Observer Lord Hall said the negotiation process should not happen again. &! bit.ly/1JcrVA5 &! bit.ly/1dTOCAz &! bit.ly/1gvvx9E NewStatesman "The BBC is the best broadcaster in the world - but it needs to get its house in order."
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july 2015 by asterisk2a

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