The following debate was held in Holyrood on December 11th 2012.  The videos were produced by Restless Natives, please donate if you can to ensure Newsnet Scotland and Restless Natives can continue to bring you quality video productions.

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# Jammach 2013-01-03 14:09
I was fortunate enough to be at this very enlightening panel discussion, with my Dad and I really wish they'd had a larger audience ... I learned more in that couple of hours about BBC Scotland than in months of reading online blogs and it very ably framed the problems squared against us by a biased institution ... the better informed we all are the more the chances of victory. I urge everyone to find the time to watch these recordings. Thank you.
 
 
# Stiubhart 2013-01-04 17:58
Alex Grant of the Constitutional Commission discusses the debate with 3 Men In A Blog in this video..
3meninablog.wordpress.com/.../...
Some trenchant views are expressed
 
 
# UpSpake 2013-01-05 15:07
Despite the almost total hostility shown to the State Broadcaster by all and sundry at this event, no-one really addressed the subject matter of the evening, the Role of Broadcasting in an Independent Scotland.
Being that we are smack bang in the middle of the digital age, multi-channel, multi media, era of hand held devices, do we really need a State broadcaster pumping mis-information at us ?. Think not.
Therefore since no-one there was prepared to discuss this, we could start here ?.
 
 
# scotswhahae 2013-01-05 22:57
Well, that was interesting viewing, almost everyone on the panel & in the audience had nothing but negativity to say about the BBC.

GET ANGRY! Tom Devine said..

I did Tom, enough so, that I travelled from Angus through to Pacific Quay to demonstrate against the BBC and their bias, lot of good that did, a handful of demonstrators, that put huge smiles on the faces of them in the buildings of the BBC..

Sitting discussing things, without any follow up, is never going to change things.

I have to agree with one part of the video though, the Scottish Government CAN do something about this.
Just WHY they have not done so before now, I will never understand.

It can't always be left to the foot soldiers to get OUT there. We need help to you know...
 
 
# nellie8 2013-01-06 00:51
I also was at Pacific Quay demonstration and like scotswhahae was disappointed at turnout.

Seems to me people are happy to sit on their computers and vent their anger and frustrations but ask them to physically do anything and its a different matter.

I don't know what it will take for folks to start getting involved but if they could just understand how powerful people power can be maybe we could get somewhere.

And I also am of the belief that our own government must have some authority in the matter of the media, We really need to see some action being taken here before its too late.
 
 
# Georgerov 2013-01-08 01:21
Like the manny who approached the table said , the only way things will change is by voting yes in the referendum . Otherwise things will stay exactly the same . The panellists were wrong in decrying the Scottish Government for not doing more . They are in the invideous position of being tarred with political interference for their own ends if they stir the boat !.
 
 
# Ronnimor 2013-01-13 14:40
Well - I wish I'd known about this demo at Pacific Quay. Was it well enough circulated? Is it worth aniother try?
 

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