Trust in UK institutions – the BBC and the politicians

Interesting (long) article by Mark Thompson, DG of the BBC here from a speech he gave at Westminster on Wednesday, covering (with graphs and stats) the long term trends in trust in the UK institutions like the BBC and the other media, politicians, governments etc.

He then moves on to consider what role the BBC could/should play in (re)building trust as a significant institution in its own right.

Useful background reading for anyone interested in the broader issues around participation – some of the comments look fairly insightful too.

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About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and Research Fellow in the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information management, politics, society, ICT, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and together with my lovely wife bringing up a boy and cat.
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