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After Dark Are the Lights Going Out on Public Service Broadcasting? – Julian Petley

The Prime Minister’s chief advisor, Dominic Cummings, has long been a sworn enemy of the BBC. In 2004, when he was director of the New Frontiers Foundation, he called for “the end of the BBC in its current form” and argued that the “privileged closed world of the BBC needs to be turned upside down and its very existence should be the subject of a very intense and well-funded campaign’”. Continue reading

What role will broadcasting law continue to play in elections? – Jacob Rowbottom

In recent elections, the legal framework for regulating campaigns has come under considerable strain. The rules were built around a system in which national campaign communications were mainly carried through the broadcast and print media. The last comprehensive reform of election finance law was enacted in 2000. The framework left a number of old problems unresolved, such as the role of big donors. Continue reading

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