Petition, consultation, survey
PLEASE consider signing the following petition and completing the following survey and submitting to the following consultation:
- Petition: call on Minister for Culture John Whittingdale MP to protect the BBC and ensure it has the necessary resources to remain as a strong impartial voice both in the UK and globally. It's at https://secure.avaaz.org/en/uk_media_33/?v=58368 - Whittingdale, former Chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has hosted LFB and Society of Authors gigs at the House of Commons (see here in 2011) and made intelligent observations on the need for enforcement of copyright and on related subjects, so he is not entirely unsympathetic.
- Survey: The NUJ is gathering evidence of editorial pressures being applied on journalists by proprietors and advertisers. Please respond (in confidence) at www.surveymonkey.com/s/WPFsurvey
- Consultation: ACLS members respond to their consultation on proposals for Extended Collective Licencing. Details here.