The Australian bushfires – did the media get it right?

GUEST BLOG   The devastating Australian bushfires received extensive coverage but the media did not give a true picture of the impact of the fires, argues Holly Barrow, political correspondent with the Immigration Advice Service.     As Australia’s bushfires continue to hit headlines across the globe, recent discourse has centred on the immense number […]

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New ways of telling stories

GUEST BLOG   We recently launched our new report Podcasts: where next? In the audience was Catherine Raynor, co-founder of Mile 91, a storytelling agency for charities and changemakers that provides both production and training services. She was previously Head of Media at VSO and during that time was a Trustee of IBT. We asked […]

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How Save the Children helped rescue British children trapped in Syria

BEHIND THE CAMPAIGN   Last Autumn, Save the Children launched a successful campaign to bring the so called ‘ISIS children’ back to the UK. This group of orphans was stranded in an area of Syria previously controlled by ISIS. Media coverage played an important role in the success of the campaign as Dan Stewart, media […]

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How Plan created the period emoji

BEHIND THE CAMPAIGN   In October 2019, a new period emoji made its way onto mobile phones all over the world. Designed by the team at Plan International UK, the emoji hopes to open up the conversation around menstruation and period poverty. We asked Laura MacLeman, Press and Media Manager at Plan International UK to […]

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Global Britain after Brexit

GUEST BLOG   It’s time for the media to stop focusing on Brexit and look more closely at the UK’s global role. The general election is a great opportunity for the international development community to highlight UK soft power as the sector makes the case for retaining 0.7% and the importance of a separate Department […]

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