On 17.03.18 I gave a presentation about BBC Kernow to the Cornish Constitutional Convention. A recording of the presentation and ensuing discussion, exploring how to progress BBC Kernow / TV Kernow and what we mean by 'Cornish culture' can be listened to here:
To: Department for Culture, Media & Sport
BBC KERNOW | CORNWALL
Give Cornish language and culture the equal status, recognition, respect and prominence in public service broadcasting that it deserves.
We believe the Cornish should have equal status with the other indigenous languages and cultures of Britain.
We want BBC Kernow | Cornwall to sit in it's rightful place alongside BBC Cymru and BBC Alba on the iPlayer.
We want appropriate commissioning and editorial processes to be established within the remit of the BBC Royal Charter from 2017 to develop and grow Cornish language and cultural programming.
Why is this important?
Every culture should have their own voice represented in the world's media, particularly in public service broadcasting.
In 2003 the Cornish language (Kernewek) received official recognition under the European Charter for the Protection of Regional or Minority Languages.
In 2014 the Cornish were granted protected national minority status under the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.
This means the Cornish have the same recognition as the Welsh, Scots and Northern Irish.
See Cornwall Council's BBC Charter Review Consultation Response from the Members Working Group on Cornish Minority Status here / Gwel an Konsel Kernow Keskussulyans Daswel Chartour an Kortyb Gorthyp dhyworth Bagas Oberi an Eseli war Savla Minoryta Kernewek omma:
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Please sign this petition to pledge your support for the establishment of BBC Kernow.
How it will be delivered
This petition will be delivered to Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and the case for BBC Kernow presented to the Director General and Trustees of the BBC.