Informed Citizenship Seminar
24 November 2004 (morning session)
As part of the BBC Charter Review, Lord Burns (the Secretary of State's independent advisor on Charter Review) will be chairing a number of informed seminars on aspects of the BBC’s activities, including one looking at the BBC's contribution to Informed Citizenship.
Our project on 'informed citizenship' was designed to provide an opportunity to examine a range of issues around what the BBC does to equip people with the skills and knowledge to take part in public debate. It examined the BBC's activities in a range of contexts - ranging from elections through to wider public participation in debate of local and national issues. It looked at a spectrum of services to support the public - from coverage of news and current affairs to i-Can - the BBC's online space for public debate. These issues were debated during this seminar.
View archived webstreams of this seminar at: www.bbc.co.uk/thefuture/seminars/dcms_seminars.shtml
We have produce transcripts of each seminar. Every attempt has been made to accurately transcribe the debate, however, due to the acoustics of the conference room, this transcript may contain minor errors.
Transcript for the seminar on Informed Citizenship Seminar PDF (230 kb)
If you have any comments or queries, please contact the Charter Review team.
Seminar Information Pack and Papers:
Agenda PDF (36kb)
Consultation Responses on the BBC's contribution to Informed Citizenship PDF (560kb)
Extracts from 'Building Public Value: renewing the BBC for a Digital World', BBC, July 2004 PDF (74kb)
Extracts from DCMS consultation report 'What you said about the BBC', DCMS, 2004 Chapter 5: The BBC Today PDF (160kb)
BBC's Submission to DCMS on Informed Citizenship PDF (893kb)
The BBC produced a submission for Charter Review in relation to its role in the area of informed citizenship. The scope of this document was agreed in advance with DCMS. It formed part of the papers for the Informed Citizenship seminar which was held by Lord Burns on 24 November.
Guest Speakers Biographies PDF (423kb)
Independent Advisor & Panel