New BBC guidelines on coverage of climate change

  Fran Unsworth, the Director of BBC News, has issued new guidance to BBC journalists on how best to report climate change. They have been told that they no longer need to include contrarians like Nigel Lawson in any discussion on the subject and that the science does not need to be constantly challenged. This […]

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Bond sets up group to promote ethical use of images by NGOs

Bond has set up the People in the Pictures peer group comprising 15 NGO creative and content leads, with the aim of providing leadership in the sector to promote the ethical use of images.   The group has been established as a result of the publication last year of the People in the Pictures research […]

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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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