The International Broadcasting Trust  builds interest and support for global development on TV, on radio and online.


The Environment on TV

- are broadcasters meeting the challenge?

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An Uncertain Future

- the threat to current affairs television.

Kony 2012

- lessons from the Stop Kony 2012 campaign.

Connecting to the World

- how campaigners can be more effective with online audiences.




BBC Trust gives its verdict – on the BBC!

The BBC Trust has published the findings of its review of BBC television – to which IBT submitted evidence.

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Media for Development

BBC Media Action has published a new briefing that examines how the media for development sector is addressing the need to produce evidence of its impact.

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Climate change a priority for Channel 4

Channel 4 has announced that climate change will be a priority area over the next year

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BBC News to adopt a ‘digital first’ strategy

A review of BBC News has recommended a ‘digital first’ strategy

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Welcome to our website where we present our latest research reports and provide IBT members with regular updates on the media industry and highlight opportunities for NGOs to communicate more effectively across a range of media.

IBT members have exclusive access to the members’ area on this site, so they can register for events including briefings with executives from television, radio and online, training sessions, master classes and debates.

We’re delighted that our membership is growing and we welcome any inquiries from organizations interested in joining. We also welcome feedback on our events, research and website.

 Mark Galloway

IBT Director

Annual Report 2013

2013 was one of our busiest and most productive years to date. We published two research reports, hosted a number of events including briefings and training sessions for our members, submitted evidence to inquiries by Ofcom, the BBC Trust, the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee and the House of Lords Communications Committee. We expanded our membership and had regular meetings with media regulators, broadcasters and parliamentarians.


It’s particularly rewarding that our research continues to be widely praised and is of practical benefit to both media organisations and NGOs. We have now built up a substantial body of research, having published 15 reports since 2006. All of these are available to be downloaded from our website


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  • Events

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      Launch of IBT report on HIV and stigma

      A joint event between IBT and the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS at the House of Commons.

      Findings of the Report will be presented followed by a panel debate with

      Anne Soy (BBC Kenya Correspondent)

      Garth Japhet (Heartlines & Soul City)

      Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma (HIV activist)

      Arvind Singhal (Prof. Communications)

      Sophie Chalk (Report author)

      Chair:  Pamela Nash MP 

      To secure your place for this event, contact IBT directly, or register below with your name and email address, etc.  (This is a security requirement of the House of Commons.)

      Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      Location: CPA room (off Westminster Hall – via St Stephens entrance)
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      Briefing on Channel 4 Dispatches with Daniel Pearl

      Daniel Pearl is Commissioning Editor of Channel 4 Dispatches

      and Deputy Head of Channel 4 News and Current Affairs

      You can follow Daniel Pearl on Twitter:   @DanielPearlC4 

      and find out more about him here

      Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Location: IBT CAN Mezzanine
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