John Whittingdale on Channel 4, BBC cuts... and a media policy rundown

In this special episode, Matt is joined by Conservative MP and Former Culture Minister John Whittingdale to discuss the Next Up Broadcasting White Paper and Government's media agenda.

Whittingdale reflects on his 30-year career in Parliament and why the privatisation of Channel 4 is being raised now.

Taking a closer look at the Next Up report, they explore what goes into a White Paper, what's next for the BBC and how radio prominence rules could shift before the Media Bill is passed.

Plus a run-down of the other key media policies in the pipeline, including the Online Safety Bill and Data Reform Bill reviewing GDPR in a post-Brexit Britain.

A Rethink Audio Production, produced by Phoebe Adler Ryan, with support from Matt Hill.

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