Abstracts: August 17th, 2010

In this interview, UK Digital Champion Martha Lane Fox, explains how the 2012 campaign aims to get more people on line and significantly reduce the 10 million people who have no access to the Internet at the moment.

She sets out a practical action plan for councils to get their communities online and enable citizens to benefit from greater education and employment opportunities and more efficient transactions. Signing up as a partner to the campaign will bring many benefits to councils, including networking. She also urges councils to appoint a digital champion to pull together all local efforts by charities, the third sector and businesses.

GBTV is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at any location via the internet.

The programme can be viewed at www.localgov.tv