Read this: Digital dreams and open skies: universal service and the BBC
Summary: The United Nations' educational and cultural body, UNESCO, suggested in 2005 that public service broadcasting might have 'an important role to play in providing access and participation in public life' it would serve 'the interests of people as citizens rather than as consumers' it would assist in 'strengthening civil society' and it would be 'a unique service providing universal access to information and knowledge'. The pressures for mobile growth are now suggesting to policy-makers, commercial interests and broadcasters alike that there may come a time when broadcasting will no longer be 'broad' - but banished from the airwaves as the age of plenitude and of 'free-to-air' transmission comes to an end. - www.opendemocracy.netwww.opendemocracy.netDigital dreams and open skies: universal…
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