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Does the governance and regulation of the BBC need to be changed?




Series: City Speed Debates

The way the BBC is run and regulated has become one of the main issues in the run-up to BBC Charter Renewal. The report by the DCMS Select Committee, the speech by the Chairman of the BBC Trust, Rona Fairhead, on its future and the controversy about her non-executive role at HSBC have focused attention on governance and regulation at Britain’s biggest public broadcaster.

The CLJJ has assembled an expert line-up for a half-day seminar, the third in the series of what have become known as ‘speed-debates’ on the future of the BBC.

  • Sir Michael Lyons, former Chairman of the BBC Trust
  • Sir Christopher Bland, former Chairman of the BBC Governors and of BT
  • Diane Coyle, Vice-Chairman, BBC Trust
  • David Elstein, former CEO of Channel Five
  • Steve Hewlett, presenter of Radio 4’s Media Show and Guardian columnist
  • Jacquie Hughes, Brunel University, author of the Centre Forum report ‘Broadcasting by Consent’
  • Lord Inglewood, formerly a Broadcasting Minister and Chairman of the Lords Communications Comittee
  • Professor Jean Seaton, Westminster University, author of Pinkoes and Traitors: The BBC and the nation, 1974-1987
  • Professor Richard Tait, Cardiff University and former BBC Governor and Trustee


The event is organised by the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism, in conjunction with the City University Journalism department and OurBeeb.

Registration will start at 9:30 and the first session will begin at 10:00. The seminar will end at 13:00 and a buffet lunch will be served afterwards.

Location: The Performance Space, City University London, College Building, St John Street, London EC1V 4PB

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9.00am - 1.00pmThursday 26th March 2015

Performance Space College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

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Centre for Law, Justice & Journalism

City University London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7040 8457

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