21st January 2003

BBC Website to Feature SSE Campaign

BBC Online has chosen Stop Stansted Expansion from more than 70 campaigns across Britain to take part in a pilot project to explore new ways of covering grassroots campaigning through the media and has this week launched a collection of webpages to highlight the campaign¹s work: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2653237.stm.

Over the coming twelve weeks, Stop Stansted Expansion will contribute articles and diaries, post campaign pictures and update visitors on campaign progress, encouraging feedback wherever possible, including comments, questions and suggestions. There will also be opportunities for the campaign to be introduced to other parts of the BBC as part of the initiative which wants to bring campaign activities and stories to a wider audience.

The aim of the pilot is to work closely with campaign groups to identify new opportunities for spreading the word about their activities through the broader BBC, with the aim of implementing a longer term platform based on the experiences of the next three months.

Campaigning to ensure Stansted Airport's authorised operations stay below harmful limits