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Calls for the BBC to be regulated by an external body are part of a plan to shackle the public broadcaster.
Public broadcasting is a lot more than a safety net for commercial market failure.
Repeated surveys show that people value public broadcasters highly. But the political class isn't listening.
The ABC has, in general, been able to withstand the pressures and (less common) interventions of governments or media barons.
The history of the ABC reveals battles lost and won around censorship, concessions made in times of crisis and independence compromised or overturned.
But wait – he’s got a beard!
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It’s increasingly apparent that the Labour Party is muddling through a period of existential crisis. This week’s welfare bill debacle, where 48 MPs wilfully defied the interim leadership’s call for abstention…
If one didn’t know better, one might think that right-of-centre governments in both Australia and the United Kingdom are working in lockstep to undermine the long-established and hugely popular public…
Over-reaching? Not Strictly.
The government's review of the BBC's scope paints the corporation as a victim of its own success.
Voice of the public?
It's time to work out how we really feel about the BBC.
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It’s to be yet another week of crisis, inspection and introspection for the forever under pressure BBC as the government is set to publish a green paper on Thursday, which will, the Guardian says, signal…
There have been hints these last few days of a limited truce in the war of words and inquiries launched by the Coalition against the ABC’s Q&A. An apparent readiness to move the program to the news…
Good things come in small packages, but are all small packages a good thing?
Micro:bit has a parallel in the Model B, which the BBC launched in the 1980s.
Any of you fine chaps fancy a job in broadcasting?
Successive governments have criticised the BBC for being too impartial or not impartial enough.
The War Game depicted true horror of nuclear war.
Controversy has raged down the years over whether the film was censored by the government. Now secret files reveal the truth after 50 years.
Murder victims are not treated equally.
Revelations on the BBC's Panorama confirm what many Northern Irish already knew: justice is not for everyone.
Not the best motto for the BBC under the circumstances.
We keep hearing from the newspapers that the BBC has a pro-Labour bias. But take a look at their record.
Culture wars ahead for the Beeb?
On the face of it, John Whittingdale's appointment as media and culture secretary spells trouble for the BBC.
Dog shows to be ring-fenced? Whittingdale (left) in 1993.
Conservative cultural policy is likely to be defined by severe cuts – possibly even the abolition of the department itself.
The Way Ahead Task Force in action.
W1A has got funnier but the bad news is that the better W1A gets, the worse the BBC looks.
Jeremy Clarkson and his co-stars outside a friend’s house.
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If you think the show will sink without its larger-than-life presenter, you may be surprised.
Nigel Farage and his party have gone from sidelines to spotlight.
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UKIP are getting a lot of negative press, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Broadcasters have threatened to ‘empty chair’ David Cameron.
Pedro Moura Pinheiro
Common sense tells us that an election debate comes with dangers for the incumbent, but that's no excuse not to participate.