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Sep 30, 2015, 4:33:00 AM9/30/15
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If you want to take the BBC survey click below:

https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/surveys/bbc-consultation?utm_source=38degrees&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=150820bbcconsultationbox1img2fn0pop0avg0txt1#src=150820bbcconsultationbox1img2fn0pop0avg0txt1&firstname=J#src=150820bbcconsultationbox1img2fn0pop0avg0txt1&firstname=J

--- On Tue, 29/9/15, Nat Whalley - 38 Degrees <act...@38degrees.org.uk> wrote:

> The Government are trying to destroy our independent
> BBC. Can you fill in their public survey to show them you
> want to protect it?

>
> Government plans to rip out the heart of the BBC
> are taking shape. [1] Imagine a BBC where newsnight
> is riddled with adverts. Or a BBC so underfunded that
> independent news becomes a thing of the past and the
> airwaves are dominated by Rupert Murdoch’s media. This
> is what the Government wants - we need to stop
> them.
>
>
> If we’re going to stop these plans we can’t
> rely on newspapers or TV channels owned by Murdoch and other
> media moguls. Instead, we’re going to have to
> use people-power to show the government that we won’t
> stand for them destroying our independent BBC.
>
> Just before the summer break, the government snuck
> out a ‘public consultation’ on the future of the
> BBC. It’s full of gobbledegook questions -
> they were obviously hoping that nobody would respond! So the
> 38 Degrees staff team has ‘translated’ the
> questions into plain English, and the time’s
> come to make sure they hear our voices.
>
>
> It takes a few minutes to fill in the survey. Without our
> voices, the government can claim that people don’t
> care about the future of the BBC, opening the doors to
> Murdoch. So can you add your voice and stand up for
> the BBC?
>
>  
>
>
>
> Click
> here to respond to the government’s survey
>
>
>
>
>
> From BBC News, to the Proms, Panorama and Blue Peter, the
> BBC’s broadcasts are one of a kind. Having no adverts
> on the BBC means we can be sure big corporations aren't
> interfering in what’s reported. But if the BBC is
> weakened, it’ll be easier for Rupert Murdoch to
> dominate the news and push his agenda for making maximum
> profit.
>
>
> The more power Murdoch has, the easier it’ll be for
> him to make politicians dance to his tune. That’s a
> huge threat to democracy and people-power. But unless we
> speak up to protect the BBC, it looks like Murdoch could be
> about to get exactly what he wants.
>
>
> So can you take a few minutes to add your voice?
> You can skip any questions you don’t want to answer,
> and there are some tips on the page to help you:
>
>  
>
>
>
> Click
> here to respond to the government’s survey
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Thanks for everything you do,
>
>
> Nat, Blanche, Laura and the 38 Degrees team
>
>
>
> PS: The government is trying to make it difficult to take
> part in the consultation. One original question read:
> ‘Which elements of universality are most important for
> the BBC?’. [2] It’s gobbledygook designed to
> scare people off. But 38 Degrees members aren’t easily
> spooked. The staff team have translated the questions into
> everyday language - so that all of us can respond!
>
>
>
> NOTES
>
> [1] The Guardian: 'BBC warned George Osborne it would
> have to axe BBC2 and BBC4 due to cuts':
>
> http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/aug/18/bbc-george-osborne-bbc2-bbc4-cuts
>
> BBC News: BBC Green Paper: Key points:
>
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33556009
>
> [2] Gov.uk: BBC Charter Review public consultation:
>
> https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/bbc-charter-review-public-consultation
>
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