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BBC do not shut down London's only black political, topical affairs programme.

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The BBC has decided to end, without consultation, the only black political talk show on the BBC, a show that's been running for 20 years straight, the Dotun On Sunday show.

There are now over 1.2 million African and Caribbean people of African descent in London. Therefore a significant larger population of black people in London than that of 20 years ago, yet today we have the lowest number of BBC broadcasting hours dedicated to our community, of any other similar ethnic sized community in London.  

We seek your support in demanding that the BBC maintains this programme and increases is diversity broadcasting for Londons Black communities. In the current post Brexit atmosphere of increasing intolerance, we feel its important that London's rich and diverse, cultural assets are protected. 

Stereotypically, London’s black communities are now only being offered music shows by the BBC London and occasional one off specials.  We believe this decision could also have implications for BBCs regional African Caribbean programming nationally as a result. 

We call upon the BBC to reverse this terrible decision and meet with us to discuss extending the number of hours dedicated to black programming in London. We believe that the BBC is in contravention of its own policies and possiblly British Equality legislation.  We ask that you support our call and sign and share this petition. #BBC #BanBlackCommen



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