Making the Grade
Tuesday 13 June 1995
Britain needs a better system of selecting the people who sit on media regulator bodies, Michael Grade, chief executive of Channel 4, told a recent Institute of Public Policy Research seminar. He said that in South Africa the selection process was supervised by the judiciary, "appointing the best candidates from the thousands of nominees who responded to a public invitation to apply. The members thus selected are intelligent and fully in touch with the needs of the population." Now who could he be comparing them with?
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