New IBT research on children and television

Next spring we will be publishing a new report looking at children and media. The report will examine what children know about the world, where they get their information from and what media content they consume. The aim of the report is to give us an evidence base for our lobbying with UK broadcasters and […]

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2018 has been the year of the podcast. Ofcom has found that about 6 million of us in the UK listen to podcasts on a weekly basis – a figure that has almost doubled over the last 5 years. With an endless catalogue of listening options, and more and more organisations turning to the format […]

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How ready are journalists to cover the big humanitarian stories?

An opinion piece by Kate Wright, co-author of The State of Humanitarian Journalism Should Save the Children play a key role in setting up a new worldwide register of suspected sex offenders, whilst being investigated by the charities Commission for its own failure to deal with allegations of sexual misconduct? Are feminist whistle-blowers being marginalised […]

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IBT is looking for a dynamic individual to lead our Board of Trustees from next April. Candidates are likely to be senior leaders from within the aid and development sector with a strong interest in the role the media plays in engaging the UK public with global issues. The deadline for applications is November 19th. […]

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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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