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Former media and culture committee chair and South east MPs ask broadcasting watchdog to check BBC cuts
Damian Collins, former chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, has sent a letter signed by other MPs to Ofcom over concerns about cuts to regional BBC programming in England.
The owner of the Mirror and Express and the largest local newspapers group is cutting its workforce by 12 per cent.
Michelle Stanistreet said the cuts will have an impact on the BBC’s ability to sustain the breadth and depth of news coverage throughout England which truly reflects the diversity of the nation.
More than 100 personalities, from journalism, the arts, sciences and politics have written to BBC management in defence of Inside Out and the regional Sunday politics programmes under threat of cuts.
Letter from more than 100 personalities about the future of regional television.
Almost 80 union members met MPs Jo Stevens and Chris Matheson to discuss issues in the industry and the NUJ’s News Recovery Plan.
Regional current affairs show Inside Out and local Sunday Politics programmes look to be victims of proposed BBC cuts.
Model letter asking MPs to write to the BBC calling for cuts to Inside Out and Sunday Politics to be dropped.