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Children’s content receives a boost

We continue to work with broadcasters to encourage them to improve their international content aimed at children. This week, the regulator, Ofcom, responded positively to the proposals put forward by the commercial public service broadcasters to beef up their children’s content.  One of the deficits identified by Ofcom in its previous content review was ‘a […]

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IBT Responds to the BBC’s Decision on the Age-Related Television Licence Fee Concession

  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 […]

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BBC urged to stand ground on over-75 licence fees

  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 […]

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Islamophobia in the media: Enough is enough

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 […]

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The story behind the world’s first voice petition

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 […]

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