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The BBC wants to hear from you!

Originally published at Lost Entropy. Please leave any comments there.

I’m reposting this from an email I received from the people over at 38 Degrees, because it’s important.

The BBC Trust has now launched an official consultation on its proposals for massive cuts to its services. It’s asking us to email to say what we think of their plans to cut their website in half and scrap BBC 6 Music and Asian Network.

We need to make sure the BBC gets an overwhelming number of responses against these plans. The more of us who send an email against the cuts, the more chance we have of changing their mind.

It only takes 1 minute to email the BBC Trust and speak out against the cuts using this online tool – please click here to add to the pressure:
http://www.38degrees.org.uk/email-the-BBC-Trust

There are already signs that our pressure is starting to force a rethink behind the scenes. Sir Michael Lyons, Chair of the BBC Trust, has accepted that, “if we find that there’s massive public concern that we need to take account of, then we will go back to the Director-General to rethink the strategy.” You’ve already helped with that by adding your name to the petition, but it would help even more if you also sent a quick email to the BBC.

38 Degrees isn’t the only organisation campaigning to stop these cuts to the BBC. Last week campaigns sprung up across the web – on facebook, on twitter, and on petition sites. To have the biggest impact, we need to work together. So this week we’re teaming up to make sure as many emails get submitted to the consultation as possible. 38 Degrees, and the organisers of the biggest other petition against the cuts, and the biggest facebook group, can work together to spread the word about how easy it is to send a formal consulation response against the cuts. That means that this morning nearly 200,000 of us are getting a message like this – if we all take action, our impact will be huge.

Please send a quick email to the BBC now and tell them what you think of plans to cut 6 Music and the Asian Network:
http://www.38degrees.org.uk/email-the-BBC-Trust

Thanks for getting involved,

David, Hannah, Johnny, Nina and the 38 Degrees Team