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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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  In the spring we will be publishing a new research report that looks at children, how they see the world, where they get their information from, which media they consume and how new media content can be more effectively targeted at children to enable them to be better informed about the rest of the […]

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PUT DOWN YOUR FLAGS: Why consolidation is key to better aid delivery

by Simon O’Connell, Mercy Corps Executive Director South Sudan is host to a myriad of international NGOs. The world’s newest country is in a state of protracted crisis. A combination of long-running conflict, a weak economy and drought has driven 3.7 million South Sudanese from their homes and left seven million people in need of […]

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