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Blog posts from Francis Balfour

The BBC under threat

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The current cry is: “Is the BBC in Crisis?" The response tends to be that it is always in crisis. The crises that one is in the middle of – Jimmy Saville, executive pay and expensive IT write-offs – always seem worse than the crises of the past.

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Freedom of Information at risk?
Hard-won 'rights to know' might be restricted by future expenditure cuts in Whitehall and campaigners fear the Freedom of Information Act could become a target for efficiency savings. Listen to our latest podcast about threats to FOI, with Nicholas Jones.
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