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Privatisation of Channel 4
“My generation grew up thinking that religion was completely marginal to British life, which, as for the rest of the world, has been proved more and more wrong..."
Simon Schama, historian.
Last month the government white paper on charter renewal required the BBC to cement diversity measures to better represent the UK's different ethnicities and communities. This month the House of Lords has recommended that Channel 4 should not be privatised in order to safeguard its commitment to public service broadcasting and on-screen diversity.
At the Sandford St Martin Trust we believe this obligation is ever more important in the modern world. And in particular, we'd argue, there is need for greater understanding of religious issues and religious diversity, in order to deliver proper coverage of world affairs and community issues in the UK. Diversity includes ethnicity, sexuality and regional difference but religious diversity needs to be properly acknowledged and recognised in this mix.
For more information about the Trust's advocacy work and our public inquiry submissions, please go to our News page.