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Life After Hutton: renewing the BBC Charter

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Wednesday 16 February, 6.30pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

Howard Davies, director of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), will give a public lecture at LSE on Wednesday 16 February. He will focus on the BBC after the Hutton report.

A member of the Burns Panel that advised the government on revision of the BBC Charter, Howard Davies will reflect on the issues, and give his personal view of what needs to be changed to guarantee BBC independence and to reposition the corporation in the digital age.

Roger Silverstone, LSE, will chair this event, which is free and open to all with no ticket required.


To read a transcript of the lecture, click here|


To reserve a press seat, contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Press cuttings

Grade's role on the line in the BBC governance battle (25 Feb 05)
The fight over the BBC governance continues, and Michael Grade's role could be at risk. In a public lecture last week, Howard Davies, director of LSE, stated: 'I will be disappointed if the panel's suggestions on funding and governance are not presented as one option on which thy will consult in a Green Paper process.' 

Clash of the titans (21 Feb 05)
The acrimony between Michael Grade and John Birt could lead to a government split over the future of the BBC. Howard Davies, director of the LSE and a member of the Burns committee, said last week that he would be 'disappointed' if the Burns recommendation was not one of the options offered by the green paper for consultation. 

Howard Davies: The BBC should compete for the licence fee (18 Feb 05)
In an extract of his speech at the LSE recently, Howard Davies, Director of LSE, says that he does not oppose the idea of a licence fee as a means of funding public broadcasting, but says that the BBC should have to compete for the licence fee. 

BBC must share its licence fee cash, says Birt (18 Feb 05)
The Burns committee, which includes Howard Davies, Director of LSE, is in favour of setting up a new public service broadcasting commission to regulate the BBC. 

8 February 2005