|03 March 2015|
‘No matter what happens the news will go live, even if there’s an earthquake, a fire or if we all die. News will go live or it’s a dictatorship.’ This is what editors of Greece’s state broadcaster ERT stated. That has always been the attitude of broadcasters; way back in my BBC years, it was always an unspoken agreement that the News would continue, it was then and could still be a vital part of our freedom to communicate in an impartial and unbiased way. If the BBC were to fail, I suppose we would go back to radio, local community radio and even HAM radio – somehow there would be people who would make it their business to continue broadcasting, it’s bit like a bug! However, let’s not forget that there are many countries in the world where free broadcasting does not happen, so let’s be protective and proud of what we have.