Throughout June 2013, we held a series of Citizen conversations to find out what industry and the public thinks about the broadcasting codes of practice. These events were part of the process to help to inform our Contemporary community safeguards inquiry.
Members of the community joined a mix of industry professionals, academics and journalists at the free half-day sessions, with the speakers and panellists.
The six public Citizen conversations focused on:
A further industry-only workshop focussed on complaints-handling on 12 June 2013.
In addition to participants sharing their views, we took the conversation to the streets through a series of entertaining vox pops. These videos highlighted the community perspective and helped to steer the expert panel discussions.
The six public conversation forums were brought to life by a skilful graphic recorder, who illustrated the conversations live by projecting his drawings on screen for everyone to admire. Check out our gallery to view the scribes and photos from the days.
The forums were designed to encourage conversation, with panels and Q&As at the end of each session. Whether the forums raised more questions, entertained, provoked intelligent and challenging debate, or cemented existing ideas or concerns, they definitely got people talking!
While our broadcasting codes inquiry Citizen conversations may be over for now, we still want to hear from you about whether broadcasting regulation is keeping up with the rapid changes in society. Find out more about you can take part in our Contemporary Community Safeguards inquiry.