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Petition to defend the BBC's political independence

11 June 2012

Over the next few days, the BBC Board of Trustees could be deciding who to appoint as the next BBC Director General. The BBC's reputation for independence has earned it respect all over the world. But now some outspoken politicians have suggested the job should go to a candidate who is party political. Read this Guardian report about London Mayor Boris Johnson (left) calling for a "Tory" to be appopinted as the next Direcrtor General.

Campaigning website 38 Degrees has set up an on-line petition defending the political independence of the BBC. If enough Equity members and others add their names to an open letter to the Trustees, they can remind them that the BBC should be protected from party political game playing. Add your name to the open letter to the BBC Trustees, telling them to defend the BBC's independence. Click here to be taken to the petition.

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