If you read one thing this week, read Tony Ageh’s superlative take on the Digital Public Space (his coinage) and what it means for the BBC. This paragraph leapt out at me:
We need to take a stand. A substantial change in thinking and policy is required if we are to prevent a collapse in the social capital brought about by the hard-won guarantee that every citizen has the right to know about and contribute to democratic debate and to the political sphere. Some form of guarantee of access is also crucial ? absolutely crucial ? for the development of education, culture and enterprise in this digital era.
Yes! Indeed yes!