Tom Mills: Britain – Even centrists are losing faith in the BBC

This is problem with what used to called “balanced journalism”: serve elite interests and maintain public trust. As the elite moves towards the neo-liberal creed of winner take all, this practice has been jettisoned. Mill has argued that the BBC needs to break with its statist model and become a digital public network and platform, but also that all and any governmental influence over the BBC must be abolished, with the BBC instead being democratised and radically decentralised. This is also urgently the case in Germany with regard to the state broadcasters, which have mutated to broadcasters.

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