Public Voice seeks more members in bid to protect BBC

Public Voice, the NCVO-backed voluntary sector coalition, is seeking to double its 70-plus membership to present a stronger voice in the Government's public consultation on the BBC's future content.

Don Redding, vice-chairman of the coalition, said: "We are an essential element in counter-balancing the lobbying of powerful commercial media organisations who want to restrict the BBC to a dull organisation that no-one will listen to or watch."

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport's three-month consultation on the BBC Charter Review, launched last week, will help to determine the BBC's output from 2006-16. Redding believes the new Communications Act has left UK citizens overwhelmingly dependent on the BBC as the primary source of unbiased and independent information.

The coalition sent an e-newsletter this week to members including VSO and WWF, and will target 120 parliamentary officers through NCVO's next e-newsletter.

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