ERIC Number: ED182353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Broadcasting in a Multi-Racial Society. Occasional Paper No. 6.
Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
This response to the British Government's White Paper on Broadcasting examines the role of broadcasting in promoting interracial understanding. The following topics are briefly discussed: (1) the need for the media to recognize the diversity of tastes and interests in a multicultural society; (2) the need for flexibility, editorial independence, and public accountability in broadcasting; (3) the role of a fourth television channel in giving access to programs for minorities; (4) the proposed expansion of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and independent local radio; (5) the problem of funding; (6) the role of the BBC External Services in bringing news to immigrants about their countries of origin; (7) the failure of the Independent Broadcasting Association (IBA) to provide ethnic minority programs on radio and television; (8) programming in Wales; (9) proposals for a Broadcasting Complaints Commission; and (10) the need for controls on the proportion of programs bought from overseas. (Author/MC)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
Identifiers: British Broadcasting Corporation; Great Britain; Independent Broadcasting Association