To Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden
Why is this important?
The BBC is ours. Whether we turn to it for local reports about our areas, a summary of the day’s biggest stories, groundbreaking documentaries about our planet or Saturday night entertainment, we all benefit from an independent, public broadcaster that doesn’t rely on generating profits.
But the minister in charge of the media, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, recently questioned whether the BBC should even exist at all, and has asked a powerful group of industry insiders to review its future.
We know what happens when news is run for profit and independence goes out the window. Just look at America. A country dangerously divided with some news programmes spreading false information and conspiracy theories.
We, the public, own the BBC. It’s there to serve us. But we need to keep it that way.
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