The International Broadcasting Trust works with the media to ensure that UK audiences remain engaged with global issues.


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What the Paris agreement means for broadcasters


Kids’ TV: Engaging young people with the wider world

THE CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN’S TV – BLOG SERIES   For the second article in our The Challenge of Children’s TV blog series, we spoke to Kevin Watkins, CEO of Save The Children, about why it is so important to educate our children about the wider world, how media can engage children in global issues and […]

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5 things you need to know about children’s TV…

THE CHALLENGE OF CHILDREN’S TV – BLOG SERIES   Children’s television is failing. The UK government has recognised a market failure in production of kids’ TV content – an inevitable side effect of a 40% drop in funding over the last decade*. This has led to new initiatives from both Ofcom (the media regulator) and […]

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How do we get the media interested in some of the world’s forgotten crises?

By Siobhán Sheerin, Senior Communications Officer, Concern Worldwide UK  I attended February’s IBT briefing with the BBC’s Today programme assistant editor, Laura Cooper. It was a full room of course; after all, the Today programme is an institution, and in many ways sets the broadcast news agenda for the day.  In the words of Laura […]

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Shortlist announced for the IBT international TV award

  A big thank you to all our members who nominated their favourite international TV programme of 2018. We now have a shortlist of six programmes for our annual award which we run in conjunction with the influential audience group, Voice of the Listener and Viewer.   The six shortlisted programmes, in alphabetical order, are: […]

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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.


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      Podcasts are everywhere and audiences are enthusiastic. But which ones work and which don’t? How would you go about establishing a podcast? What lessons can you learn about the experience of others?  These are some of the questions we’ll be answering in our podcast training session specially designed for IBT members.

      Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      Location: International Broadcasting Trust
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      Join us for our report launch event, including a panel discussion on the findings of our research and an evening of networking.

      Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
      Location: Plan International UK
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      There have been big changes at BBC Africa with an expansion of its presence in a number of countries and a move from radio towards TV and digital.

      Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
      Location: Media Café
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      Following on from the publication of our report on children’s TV we’re bringing together journalists and editors who produce children’s content for TV, digital and print. 

      Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Location: International Broadcasting Trust
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