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The future operations of BBC monitoring explored

7 October 2016

The Foreign Affairs Committee is holding a one-off evidence session examining the potential consequences of the proposals for restructuring BBC monitoring.


Tuesday 11 October 2016, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 3pm

  • Michelle Stanistreet, General Secretary, National Union of Journalists

At 3.35pm

  • Francesca Unsworth, Director, BBC World Service Group and Deputy Director of News and Current Affairs, BBC
  • Sara Beck, Director, BBC Monitoring

At 4.10pm

  • Robert Deane, Head of Knowledge Management Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Purpose of session

This is a one-off oral evidence session to examine the likely consequences of the BBC's proposals for restructuring BBC Monitoring, the arm of the BBC which monitors media sources across the world and supplies material to other units of the BBC and to Government departments and agencies. It is expected that members of the Defence Committee will also take part in the session.

Further information

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