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In partnership with the BBC Trust

Date & time: Friday, 16 October, 2015, registration at 2pm

Venue: LSE’s Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, 99 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF

Rona Fairhead 3 - orignal fileFor media policy watchers in the UK, Autumn 2015 will be dominated by a far-reaching debate about the BBC. It is not true that BBC funding is a done deal: the widely publicised letter from ministers to BBC director general Tony Hall sets out that the funding settlement is in fact dependent a satisfactory outcome on the Charter discussions on scale and scope off the BBC. And Culture Minister John Whittingdale made clear to Parliament that he wants to open up a longer term debate on bigger long term changes to BBC funding, with subscriptions and a household fee on the table.

Rona Fairhead, Chair of the Trust, gave a keynote speech at 2pm. This was followed by a panel discussion with a selection of experts including the BBC’s James Heath, Helen Weeds of the University of Essex, David Fernández Quijada of the European Broadcasting Union, and LSE Polis Director Charlie Beckett. Kamal Ahmed, a BBC business correspondent, chaired the session.

You can watch highlights of the event here.