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|Motto||"Nation Shall Speak Peace Unto Nation"|
The most recent Charter was granted to the BBC on 19 September 2006. It took full effect from 1 January 2007.
A number of important changes were made in the latest Charter to the Corporation's management and purpose:
- Abolition of the Board of Governors, and their replacement by the BBC Trust.
- A redefinition of the BBC's "public services" (which are considered its prime function):
- Sustaining citizenship and civil society;
- Promoting education and learning;
- Stimulating creativity and cultural excellence;
- Representing the UK, its nations, regions and communities;
- Bringing the UK to the world and the world to the UK;
- Helping to deliver to the public the benefit of emerging communications technologies and services, and taking a leading role in the switchover to digital television.
- The BBC must display at least one of the following characteristics in all content: high quality, originality, innovation, to be challenging and to be engaging.
- The BBC must demonstrate that it provides public value in all of its major activities.
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