End “London bias”: Scottish Parliament report backs reform of BBC Scotland

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BBC SCOTLAND requires greater financial power and independence to improve its media coverage from “London bias”, according to a new report published by a Scottish parliamentary committee of MSPs.

The Education and Culture Committee recommendations follow months of campaigning from the Scottish Government to ‘federalise’ the BBC, in light of recent criticisms that the state broadcaster remains politically and financially focused with the South-East M25 zone.

The report calls for greater investment in BBC Scotland, criticises current BBC spending practices and supports a “substantial change” in decision making over media commissioning ….

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Author :  Michael Gray
Source :  CommonSpace
Original Publication Date :  Feb 8, 2016
Article Link :  https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/3419/end-london-bias-scottish-parliament-report-backs-reform-bbc-scotland
Archive Link :  http://archive.is/yZ8bP
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