In future, the BBC websites will be a major plank in strategies to reach new audiences. The internet is creating new forums for individuals and communities to engage with each other through social or political expression. Weblogs (or ‘blogs’), discussion boards and online communities are an early signal of how content generated by audiences may come to revolutionise media. There are big implications for how the BBC will facilitate debate. Its aim is to be a trusted hub for open, intelligent and independent debate in forums at local, UK-wide and global levels.