Local Press:Written question - 149949

Q
Asked by Bill Wiggin
(North Herefordshire)
Asked on: 05 June 2018
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Local Press
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, by what mechanism Local Democracy Reporter Service journalists are held accountable to BBC standards of impartiality.
A
Answered by: Margot James
Answered on: 12 June 2018

The organisations which employ Local Democracy Reporter Service reporters are contractually obliged to produce and supply content and services to the BBC. In doing so they must adhere to a number of criteria including adherence to the Editors’ Code and the BBC Guidelines, which include impartiality.

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