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What is the vision behind the BBC White Paper?

Listen to a discussion about the long-term implications of this week’s government White Paper on the future of the BBC. 

Huw Merriman David Elstein James Heath Phil Harding
13 May 2016

After weeks of rumour and speculation about an imminent assault on the BBC the publication of the White Paper on the corporation’s future has been seen by some as anti-climactic. But while the headlines have been restrained, the document makes several suggestions that would have a significant impact on the corporation, including major changes to governance, programming and the mission statement. Last night The Media Society hosted a discussion about the paper, unpacking its key points and asking how they might unfold in the long-term.

Chair: Phil Harding (journalist and media consultant) Speakers: Huw Merriman (Conservative MP Bexhill and Battle), David Elstein (Chairman, openDemocracy), James Heath (BBC Director of Policy) 

With thanks to the London Business School for their recording of the event

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