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Posted By: Howard Jones
25-Nov-11 - 10:49 AM
Thread Name: BBc defends folk awards
Subject: RE: BBc defends folk awards
Emma, read my post at 25 Nov 11 - 09:09 AM

It doesn't say that transparency is for the benefit of the audience. Perhaps it should, but that's a different matter.

But what is the issue here that justifies this level of agitation? Even if we know who the judges are, how does that help? And why have you encouraged people to pester the compliance manager at the BBC, rather than making an FOI request in the first place?

I don't suppose that this alone will cause the BBC to stop funding the awards. But it might raise questions next time awards in general are reviewed, as I'm sure they must be from time to time.

If there were a real problem with the awards, as opposed to the usual carping, then what you are doing might be justified. In the circumstances, it appears self-serving. Others have expressed that view rather more strongly.