Corbyn’s revolutionary proposal to reform the BBC has got everyone talking

Jeremy Corbyn
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On the evening of 22 August, Jeremy Corbyn shared a radical proposal to reform the BBC:

Resounding support

The internet hasn’t stopped talking – or using the hashtag #ChangeTheMedia – since. And there’s been resounding support for the proposals, which are being hailed as an important step in holding those in power to account:

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Transparency and diversity

The proposals also call for greater transparency and diversity in the BBC‘s hiring practices, by requiring it to “publish equality data, including for social class, for all creators of its content”:

Greater democracy and independent media

If the plans are implemented, large tech corporations would be taxed to fund the BBC, and licence-fee payers could influence the BBC‘s output by electing representatives to the governing board.

And plans to facilitate and support local and independent media have also made people optimistic:

Ready for change

There was some criticism, of course:

https://twitter.com/MarkDiStef/status/1032555210152062976

But the issue of BBC bias, and the popularity of the #BBCswitchoff campaign, suggest that many are ready for change:

Hope

All in all, Corbyn’s radical new proposal to reform the BBC and #ChangeTheMedia has given many people hope – hope for an opportunity for real democracy, accountability, and lasting change. And we are definitely here for it.

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Tweet and follow #ChangeTheMedia.

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