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BBC TwoNewsnight
Last Updated: Wednesday, 6 December 2006, 11:48 GMT
Oh my Newsnight...
Oh my Newsnight

Have you ever watched Newsnight and shouted at your television, "I could do that"?

Well, if you haven't sought help, it's at hand now.

Oh my Newsnight is your opportunity to fill two minutes of airtime with the news you want.

We want you to make us a short (two minutes maximum) film about an issue you think merits a place on the programme.

Your film can be about anything, all we ask is that it is your own original work and does not breach anyone's copyright or BBC guidelines on taste and decency.

Once you have made your film post it to a video hosting website - such as Google Video, YouTube, blip.tv or Putfile.com - then send us the link using the form below and we'll take a look. In an attempt to inspire, Jeremy filmed himself (albeit badly) with a mobile phone - you can find it on many video hosting sites or watch it using the link above.

The deadline for submitting films is 4 December 2006.

If we like what we see we'll put your film on our shortlist - and you can join in the shortlisting process too by viewing the films and commenting on them via our website.

The best will be shown during Newsnight's Geek Week 2.0 in January 2007.

NOTE: Please do not undertake any hazardous activity in making your film; our journalists are trained to work in dangerous conditions - we don't want you to.
Also, please ensure that all participants in your piece consent to being filmed and you do not breach any law in making your film.

Entry to Oh My Newsnight is now closed.


Please also see the BBC terms and conditions and submission advice on the BBC News Have Your Say site.

1 - You agree, by submitting your film, to grant the BBC free licence to show and publish your film on BBC Newsnight and the BBC Newsnight website and for such other purposes (such as publicity related to BBC Newsnight) as are expressly provided for in these rules.
2 - If your contribution is published by the BBC you permit the BBC to make and retain both during and after the licence period a copy of your film as may be required or recommended by any regulatory authority for the BBC's own archival purposes.
3 - If you do not want to grant to the BBC the rights set out above, please do not submit your film to the BBC.
4 - The BBC reserves the right to not make use of your film for any reason at its absolute discretion.
5 - You should retain a master copy of your film - we cannot return any tapes submitted for the shortlist.
6 - Your film must be your own original work and you agree that your film will not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third party.
7 - By submitting your film to the BBC, you:
7.1 - warrant that your film;
7.1.1 - is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to the BBC for all the purposes specified above; and
7.1.2 - does not infringe any law;
7.2 - agree to indemnify the BBC against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by the BBC as a result of your breach of the above warranties; and
7.3 - waive any moral rights in your film for all the purposes specified above, including its submission to and publication by the BBC.
8 - Submission of your film to the BBC amounts to acceptance of these rules.
9 - If you enter into an agreement with a third party, such as a distribution agreement, and the agreement does not permit you to showcase your film on the BBC Newsnight Website, you can request that your film be removed from the site, provided you give the BBC at least 7 days' written notice.
10 - After such notice period, the licence period described in rule 2 will come to an end and you will not be subject to these rules, except for rule 2, which allows the BBC to retain a copy for archive purposes and rule 7.2 , which indemnifies the BBC against any damages.
11 - Your film is made at your own expense and the BBC shall not be liable to reimburse you for any expenses you incur in submitting your film.
12 - Your film must not contain defamatory, obscene, unlawful or objectionable material.
13 - Wherever used, we agree to credit your film to you with the appropriate copyright acknowledgment.
14 - The BBC will use the personal data you submit about yourself to contact you for the purposes of this submission and to inform you when your film has been show on BBC Newsnight and the BBC Newsnight website.
15 - The BBC will include your name (but not any other details) on programme and web page on which your film is featured.
16 - You agree that by providing the names of third parties such as the director, cast, crew and others that those third parties have consented to you providing such personal data to the BBC and that they are aware that the BBC will use the personal data for the purpose of including the third party's name on the page on which your film is featured.
17 - The Editor's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
18 - These rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales whose courts shall be courts of competent jurisdiction.

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