Read this: Does the government want the BBC to be a state broadcaster?
Summary: Dunja Mijatovic, the human rights advocate who is the OSCE's representative on freedom of the media, points out that in some cases the transformation of state television into a public one was a condition of these new democracies becoming member states of the Council of Europe. Government control exercised through its planned unitary board takes the UK closer to eastern European models, even allowing for the fact that the government already appoints the chair and deputy chair overseeing the BBC. Is this really the direction of travel Britain should be taking - www.theguardian.comwww.theguardian.comDoes the government want the BBC to be a…
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