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BBC Bias – the Role of Ofcom

December 13, 2017

There is great unhappiness with the way the BBC responds to complaints. It is my opinion that the BCC needs to be made genuinely independent of government. However it is important to recogise the changes made in April 2017. The BBC Trust was dissolved and its regulatory functions transferred to Ofcom. I have phoned Ofcom on 0300 123 3333. Complaints about the BBC should in the first instance be made to the BBC, but that if you are not satisfied with their reply you can then refer the matter to Ofcom. I suspect that many people do not know this. I have looked briefly at Ofcom’s Broadcasting Code and it looks good, but I am somewhat skeptical about whether Ofcom’s role  can represent a real improvement. Before advocating more radical reforms to the governance of the BBC I would like to see if references to Ofcom are having any effect – so try it!

The BBC is a unique institution. The quality of its drama and factual programmes is unrivalled, but as John Pilger says ‘the BBC is and has long been the most refined propaganda service in the world’. This must not be allowed to continue in ‘peace time’.


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