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Privatisation of Channel 4 must be stopped

The NUJ believes the reported aim of the government to privatise Channel 4 makes no sense and will result in a poorer offering for viewers in terms of news coverage, innovative programming and nurturing UK talent.

18 Jun 2021
NUJ condemns China's ban of BBC World News

NUJ calls for international community to condemn the move and support the BBC.

NUJ backs MPs' call for a fair procedure in choosing next BBC board chair

Any recruitment process needs to make sure it attracts and appoints the very best candidates; not just friends of the Prime Minister.

Welsh committee should have been bolder in its media plan

The NUJ’s Welsh Executive Council welcomed many of recommendations in the committee’s report into the impact of Covid-19 on local media, but tougher solutions are needed.

Watchdog to quiz BBC on cuts to regional news

Ofcom will be requiring the BBC to prove its proposed cuts in news and current affairs will allow it to carry out its legal remit as a public service broadcaster.

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.

Parliamentarians decry BBC cuts

More than 60 parliamentarians write to Ofcom as MPs discuss the corporation.

UK government fails to deliver on public interest news

The government's response to the Cairncross Review recommendations is a wasted opportunity.

Commissioning for the BBC public services: NUJ briefing on Ofcom’s proposed approach to assessing the BBC’s compliance with its requirements

In order that Ofcom can assess the BBC's compliance with its FRNDT requirement, the BBC should be required to publish (or at the very least supply to Ofcom) a significant amount of further information relating to commissioning.

NUJ briefing: competitive tendering of BBC national radio

The new BBC Charter and Framework Agreement, in effect since 1 January 2017, oblige the BBC to open up 60 per cent of "relevant broadcasting time" on BBC Radio to competitive tendering by 2022, with a review at that point.