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We work with the media to ensure that audiences remain engaged with global issues. We provide our members with regular access to influential journalists and editors so that they can maximise their impact in a rapidly changing media landscape.

Our vision is a world in which the media is a force which enables all people to be active global citizens so that their actions can make a difference.

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We provide our members with regular access to journalists and editors and training to improve their multimedia skills.

Our Impact

Our members report improved access to media decision makers as a result of attending our briefings with journalists and editors. And a better understanding of how to pitch stories has helped to increase media coverage for our members and the issues that concern them.


We have influenced the BBC Charter to include a stronger commitment to global coverage and helped to shape the Channel 4 remit with an obligation to feature information and views from around the world.


Our member organisations report more media coverage of their stories and issues as a direct result of the contacts made with journalists through IBT.


Our members have developed practical skills, across multiple teams, changing how they engage with the media and the impact they have. We provide regular training in social media, photography and shooting and editing with a smartphone.


IBT members use our reports to help them plan their media strategies.

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December 13, 2023

Photography workshop with Jonathan Perugia

Join us for an in-depth photography masterclass with photographer Jonathan Perugia.

Jonathan has worked for a number of NGOs over his career and advocates for charities and media to be more mindful of power dynamics when commissioning photographers.

We will be looking at a number of issues including how UK-based media officers can most effectively work with freelancers. The event will be chaired by our Advocacy Director Gareth Benest. Topics covered will include:

  • Working with in-country photographers.
  • Preparing effective briefs.
  • Photography discussion.
  • The decolonisation agenda.
  • Considerations for photography aimed at publishing in various media outlets.

The event will last from 10am to 1pm on Wednesday 13th December over Zoom.

You can read the blog Jonathan wrote for IBT earlier this year here.

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