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Well trusted journalistic output must not be affected

October 6, 2011 2:33 PM
Originally published by Peter Black and South Wales West Liberal Democrats

Responding to the BBC Wales cuts announcement, Peter Black, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Culture Minister said:

"We know that public bodies have to make savings given the financial situation we're in, however this cost-cutting exercise must not affect BBC Wales' journalistic output. BBC Wales' daily news, current and political affairs is a well trusted brand throughout the UK and I am seriously concerned that their output will be affected by the cuts they face.

"Given the current state of the media in Wales, it is essential that BBC Wales continues to scrutinise politicians at all levels, public bodies and the Welsh Government and explain to people why their work is relevant to democratic accountability and their everyday lives."