Saturday, 25 February 2012

Beeb Brother: A Critique of the BBC

The Royal Charter under which the BBC operates is to be reviewed in 2016. Thus, now seems a particularly pertinent time to ask: What is the purpose of the BBC at the beginning of the 21st century? Does it serve its stated purpose? If not, what purpose does it actually serve? Does it satisfy its key criterion of being impartial? Does its unique form of funding, the licence fee, remain justifiable and legitimate in the early years of the 21st century?

And above all else, does the BBC provide a public service? Does it represent the interests of the people that it purports to serve? If not, whose interests does it serve?

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