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A Battle for the Nation's Rights? Past, Present and Future Public Service Media in Wales

Siân Nicholas and Jamie Medhurst

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As in other UK nations, public service broadcasting (PSB) is facing an uncertain future in Wales as a result of threats to funding from government and competition from streaming services and other content providers. Partly because of this, calls for the devolution of broadcasting powers have intensified over the past couple of years to the point where it is now an aim of the Welsh government to see such powers being transferred to Cardiff from Westminster. In a nation of two languages and two cultures, PSB has played, and continues to play, a crucial role in Welsh life—but for how long?

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    Siân Nicholas

    Siân Nicholas is Professor of Modern British History at Aberystwyth University and co-founder (with Tom O’Malley) and Co-Director of the Aberystwyth Centre for Media History.

    Articles by Siân Nicholas
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    Jamie Medhurst

    Jamie Medhurst is Professor of Film and Media at Aberystwyth University and Co-Director of the Aberystwyth Centre for Media History.

    Articles by Jamie Medhurst
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