Tuesday, November 03, 2009

BBC brings the democratic process to your PC

The BBC has launched its latest initiative in returning democracy to the people.

Called Democracy Live the BBC says that

it will offer live and on demand video coverage of the UK's national political institutions and the European Parliament. Alongside the video, we have guides to how the different institutions work and who sits in them. Our search engine is a BBC "first" - it uses speech-to-text to take you straight to your points of interest in the video.

The site will cover the main chambers of the House of Commons, House of Lords, Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly, Welsh Assembly and full sittings of the European Parliamentas well as Westminster Hall and Select Committees at Westminster.

The site will enable the user to embed video into their blog or website although discussions over copyright are still taking place with officials in Westminster.

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