This month we were joined by Lucy Walker, Nisha Kapur and Nick Ericsson from BBC Africa. They spoke about the recent changes at BBC Africa, and the best way to pitch ideas across the whole range of their output, including TV, radio and digital.
Our members had the opportunity to hear firsthand what types of stories BBC Africa are looking for, how they hope to work with NGOs and the best ways to pitch them ideas.
The brilliant discussion, hosted by the BBC’s New Broadcasting House, offered some useful insights into where BBC Africa will be focusing their resources, their key goals for the recent expansion, and some exciting new pitching opportunities for our members.
IBT MEMBER BLOG By Judith Escribano, Head of Communications at Islamic Relief UK I never thought I’d be the victim of Islamophobia – I’m not a Muslim, after all. But working in comms for an Islamic charity, Islamic Relief UK, I have come to accept that it is now part and parcel of my […]Read more
IBT MEMBER BLOG By Vicky Gashe, Head of Comms at Malaria No More UK Like all great stories, malaria is a tale of villains (the mosquitoes that carry the deadly parasite), heroes (from researchers to funders), tragedy (the billions of lives lost) and happy endings (knowing that we will defeat it). We’ve seen […]Read more
THE CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN’S TV – BLOG SERIES By Lorriann Robinson, IBT advocacy adviser What children watch on TV has a major impact on their understanding of their world and could affect their future support for, and interest in, international development The UK is recognised as a global leader in aid and development […]Read more
THE CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN’S TV – BLOG SERIES For our third article in our The Challenge of Children’s TV blog series, we heard from the Executive Director of Unicef UK, Mike Penrose, about the benefits of children being aware of global issues, the best way to engage them in the wider world and Unicef’s […]Read more
IBT’s vision is of a world in which the media is a force that enables all people to be active global citizens. Our goal is that people in the UK have access to more and better coverage of the world and are able to find it easily through their favourite media.