Inquiry into the future outlook for the media in Wales

The Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee have set up a Task and Finish group to deal with the future outlook for the media in Wales.

This Task and Finish group is currently undertaking an inquiry on the subject, and the terms  of reference for the inquiry are as follows:

“To look at the future outlook for various media platforms in Wales by exploring:

–  the current state of the media in Wales and how new technology and other developments are impacting on this, in the context of continuing concerns about the future of the Welsh broadcast and print media;

–  what the priorities should be from a Welsh perspective as the UK Government brings forward proposals for its Communications Bill;

–  the opportunities for new media business models to be built in Wales; and

–  what the Welsh Government is doing to implement the Hargreaves report recommendations and what other steps could be taken to strengthen the media in Wales in terms of content and plurality of provision.”

To assist with its inquiry, the Task and Finish Group would welcome your views on any or all of the above points.

The Committee welcomes responses from both individuals and organisations.  If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, please provide a brief description of the role of your organisation.

Generally, we ask for submissions to be made in writing because it is normal practice for the National Assembly to publish evidence provided to a Committee on our internet site so that it becomes part of the public record. However, we are also able to accept evidence in audio or video format.

The Committee welcomes contributions in English or Welsh, and we ask organisations with Welsh Language policies/schemes to provide bilingual submissions, in line with their public information policies.

The Committee will consider responses to the consultation and hold oral evidence sessions during the autumn term.

If you wish to submit evidence, please send an electronic copy of your submission to celg.committee@wales.gov.uk

Alternatively, you can write to:

Committee Clerk, Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee
National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA.

Submissions should arrive by Friday 11 November 2011.  It may not be possible to take into account responses received after this date.

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