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Torin Douglas Torin Douglas | 10:31 UK time, Friday, 6 August 2010

I'm the BBC's media correspondent and this is my brief selection of what's going on.

The Independent reports Time Warner is buying Shed Media, maker of Super Nanny, for £100m.

Tessa Jowell and David Miliband have suggested the BBC should become a co-operative to give licence-payers "a democratic voice" in an article written for the pressure group Progress. The Guardian says Tessa Jowell has already floated the idea of introducing more co-operatives and mutualism to Britain when Labour was in power.

The Daily Mail reports that the Taxpayers' Alliance has criticised the use of Foreign Office "anti-terrorism" funds for the BBC to produce an Afghan version of Woman's Hour.

The BBC's newspaper review says Naomi Campbell's appearance before the special court for Sierra Leone at the Hague features on many front pages.

Links in full

James Thompson | Independent | Shed Media falls to Time Warner for £100m
Tessa Jowell and David Miliband | Progress Online | Turn the BBC into a co-op
Mark Sweney | Guardian | BBC should be a co-operative
Daily Mail | Outrage as Woman's Hour receives Government grant to 'fight terrorism'
BBC | Newspaper review

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