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The future of children’s television – Ofcom’s verdict

Ofcom, the media regulator, has announced its findings following a review of children’s television in the UK. It has concluded that the commercial public service broadcasters (Channel 4, ITV and Channel 5) should be providing more original content for children, particularly for older age groups. This is something that IBT has been arguing for, for […]

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Dear journalists, we want to be more honest with you. For starters, don’t call us charities

An opinion piece By Simon O’Connell, Executive Director, Mercy Corps. Yumbe is about as far north and west in Uganda as it is possible to go. A dozen years ago I worked in this part of Africa, and I went back there recently. Much has changed. Four years of civil war in neighbouring South Sudan has […]

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Liz Corbin from BBC World News

Meeting the editors

So what happens at an IBT briefing? We hold these events regularly so that our members can meet face to face with media decision makers. Our last briefing was with Liz Corbin, Head of News at BBC World News. The BBC is, of course, a leading broadcaster when it comes to international content so we were all […]

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Blue Planet II

The Blue Planet Effect

How good is TV coverage of the environment? Blue Planet II showed us the damage plastics are doing to our oceans. Hugh’s War on Waste highlighted waste from coffee cups that could not be recycled, vegetables grown by farmers but rejected by supermarkets and excess packaging from suppliers like Amazon. But how could TV do better? […]

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Sheffield DocFest

Sheffield DocFest

For those attending this year’s Sheffield DocFest, the documentary festival, look out for the session entitled SOS Planet Earth – Ways for Docs to Save the World.

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