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Friend of Tortoise Exclusive

W1A WTF: what does the BBC do now?

W1A WTF: what does the BBC do now?

This event is exclusive to Friends of Tortoise

This is a newsroom ThinkIn. In-person and digital-only tickets are available.

In the 100 years since it was founded, the BBC has built a global reputation as a quality broadcaster and the most trusted source of news in the world. It’s the UK’s soft-power top trump. But, under the leadership of Director General Tim Davie, the Beeb has found itself fighting fires on multiple fronts.

The corporation is reeling from accusations of political bias, interference from Downing Street, an exodus of talent and a high-profile spat about free speech with its highest paid presenter. Have these stories all been blown out of proportion by those who’ve always had an axe to grind with the BBC, or do they signify a deeper rot at the heart of the corporation? Join us for a newsroom discussion where we try to identify the stories about the BBC that matter, and deserve deeper coverage.