please ignore my previous email, it was sent to the group by mistake... sorry!
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From : "Media, Communications & Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) - Policy Network" [log in to unmask]
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Date : Wed, 11 Nov 2009 20:01:43 +0000
Subject : FW: The BBC is facing its biggest crisis yet. - One day Conference Thursday, 26 November in London
> > The BBC is facing its biggest crisis yet. Come and hear and question - two
> > of the most important people in broadcasting about its future at the -
> > Voice of the Listener & Viewer Autumn Conference
> > Thursday 26 November, 10.30am to 3.30pm,
> > Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
> > The End of the BBCıs Licence Fee Monopoly?ı
> > For the first time it looks as though money collected as part of the licence
> > fee could be given to other broadcasters to help them offer alternative
> > programmes to the BBC. Is this a sensible idea to maintain competition in
> > important areas like television news, or is it the beginning of a process
> > which could eventually cut the BBCıs capacity to deliver high quality
> > programmes?
> > Defending the BBCıs performance and its right to all the licence fee will be
> > BBC Director-General Mark Thompson. After the rows about overpaid talent and
> > overpaid BBC executives, Government accusations of poor leadership, and
> > allegations that the BBC has simply grown too big for its boots, how does he
> > justify the BBCıs right to hold on to all the licence fee income?
> > Mark Thompson speaks at 11.30am in a session chaired by Sir John Tusa, former
> > managing director of the BBC World Service.
> > Critical of the BBC is the Conservative Shadow Secretary of State for Culture,
> > Media and Sport, Jeremy Hunt, MP. If the Tories win the next election and he
> > becomes Culture Secretary he is committed to overturning Labourıs plans to
> > make the BBC share part of the licence fee income with other broadcasters.
> > Nevertheless the BBC, he says, is out of touch with what licence-fee payers
> > wantı. So what will the Tories do about the licence fee? While Jeremy says he
> > is a fan of BBC programmes, he is not a fan of BBC dominance.
> > And Jeremy thinks that the BBC Trust, which acts as both BBC champion and its
> > supervising regulator, should be replaced. The only question, he says, is
> > timing - when it would be the right time to rip up the Charterı.
> > Jeremy Hunt speaks at 2.00pm in a session chaired by Tom Bradby, ITV News
> > political editor.
> > Alex Thomson, Channel 4 News Chief Correspondent, will present the prizes for
> > VLVıs 2009 Student Essay Competition at 12.30pm.
> > For further information and tickets contact Linda Forbes at
> > [log in to unmask] or telephone the office on 01474 352835.
> > Tickets: Corporate £184; Voluntary Organisations/Academics £92; Individuals
> > £75; VLV Members £42.50; Student £25 (including VAT)
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> > Linda Forbes
> > Conference Administrator
> > Voice of the Listener & Viewer
> > PO Box 401, Gravesend, Kent DA12 9FY
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> > Forthcoming VLV events:
> > Thursday, 12 November 2009 VLV's 15th Annual Children's Conference, The
> > Geological Society, Piccadilly, London W1
> > Thursday, 26 November 2009 VLV's 26th Annual Autumn Conference, The Geological
> > Society, Piccadilly, London W1
> > For tickets/enquiries please contact Linda Forbes, Conference Administrator,
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