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NUJ response to broadcasting White paper

Union welcomes measures to provide a more level playing field between traditional broadcasters and streaming companies, but condemns privatisation of Channel 4.

NUJ will fight to oppose privatisation of Channel 4

Séamus Dooley, says the proposed sell off of Channel 4 would be bad for employment in the sector, bad for journalism and bad for the UK.

NUJ dismisses former culture secretary John Whittingdale’s attack on the BBC 

The ex-minister has proposed the corporation is stripped back to providing news and children’s programmes. 

Cut to funding is "hammer blow" for BBC, says NUJ

Union reacts to news of proposed cut to BBC funding via the licence fee.

NUJ response to UK government White paper on broadcasting

Paul Siegert, NUJ national broadcasting organiser, said: “It’s hard to see any justification for privatising Channel Four other than ideology. Channel 4 has achieved what it was asked to do and has proved a hit with viewers."

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 statement on the Dyson report

The general secretary responds to the report on the ethical failures which took place as part of Martin Bashir’s interview with Princess Diana for Panorama.

22 May 2021
DM2021 5PM Talk-in: Defending public service broadcasting

The panel discusses government cabals, how PSB is going to be paid for and whether Google is God.

DM Week

Join the 5PM Talk-ins, a tribute to Lyra McKee, the comedy night with Mark Thomas and friends & branch and sector events.

18 May 2021

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