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Was the BBC a phenomenon of the 20th century?

Elsewhere, Murdoch's maneuvering like hacking never happened

By Charlotte Higgins   January 2017

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Charlotte Higgins will speak at Prospect’s event “The Future of the BBC—2017 and Beyond?” on Wednesday, 14th December.

Read Tony Hall on why Britain needs the BBC 

The big question for the BBC today is fundamental and about democracy; not for the first time.

The Corporation was founded in 1922 between two key moments in British democracy—1918, when the first votes for women were granted and votes for men finally became universal, and 1928 when all women gained the vote.

It…

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