For this month’s briefing, we were joined by Paul Plunkett, Editor of CBBC’s Newsround, Anna Bassi, Editor-in-Chief of The Week Junior and Chris Rogers, Creative Director of Fresh Start Media (responsible for Sky’s FYI and First News).
Our fantastic panel were able to share examples of how they have each worked with NGOs in the past and spoke about how important it is to provide quality international content for children.
Our members also had the opportunity to hear the types of stories each outlet is looking for, the unique ways of framing a story for a younger audience and the different ways in which NGOs can work with children’s media.
IBT members understand the very difficult position that the BBC’s board sought to navigate in deciding on the future of the age-related television licence-fee concession for over-75s. We welcome the fact that pensioners in receipt of the Pension Credit will be eligible to apply for a free television licence. There are important limitations inherent […]Read more
This week, Broadcast published a news piece outlining IBT’s call for the BBC to “be brave” and refuse to fund licence fees for over-75s. In an open letter to the BBC Board, the media education charity [IBT] joined the chorus of public figures and bodies that have condemned the UK government for passing a […]Read more
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
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.