Jul 11th, 2014
Petition hand-in: BBC needs to report news not gossip
By India Thorogood
A few weeks ago 38 Degrees member Emma started a petition on Campaigns by You asking the BBC to “report on and analyse the growing austerity movement and actions.” Today she handed it in to the BBC, along with a petition from 38 Degrees member Ken, which called on the BBC to “report news not gossip.” Both Ken and Emma started their petitions when the BBC didn’t report on a big march against austerity until a couple of days later.
Emma asked to hand the petition in to somebody from BBC news. When no one was available, we dropped it off to be given to the head of BBC News and Current Affairs, James Harding. Here’s Emma at the Courier Despatch Point – soon after this someone came and accepted the petition to take to James Harding!
Campaigns by You gives everyone the tools to start a petition, just like Emma did. Is there an issue you feel passionately about? Maybe your local school is being shut down, or perhaps you’re frustrated about a company damaging the environment. If you have an idea to make your community, or the world, a better place, Campaigns by You helps you make it a reality.