Advocacy

Our vision is that people in the UK have access to more and better coverage of global issues and are able to find it eaily through their favourite media. The aim of our advocacy is to achieve this vision.

For more than 30 years we have used our experience and research to represent our members’ interests at key moments, including BBC Charter and Channel 4 licence renewal, public service debates and scheduling negotiations. As financial pressure and consumer choice grow, it has never been more important to ensure that mainstream media don’t just report on the top news story of the day but also reflect a range of stories from around the world.

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February 13, 2024
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Submission from the International Broadcasting Trust to the Communications and Digital Lords Select Committee Inquiry into the Future of News: Impartiality, Trust and Technology

The International Broadcasting Trust (IBT) welcomes the Select Committee’s inquiry into the future of news: impartiality, trust and technology. We consider it timely and of great importance to our membership, which comprises over 50 leading NGOs from the humanitarian, international development, and environmental sectors.

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January 24, 2024
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Transparency and accountability in the Media Bill

The Media Bill will allow Public Service Broadcasters (PSBs) to meet their obligations through online video services. In this briefing note, we call for much greater transparency and accountability.

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February 13, 2024
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Submission from the International Broadcasting Trust to the Communications and Digital Lords Select Committee Inquiry into the Future of News: Impartiality, Trust and Technology

The International Broadcasting Trust (IBT) welcomes the Select Committee’s inquiry into the future of news: impartiality, trust and technology. We consider it timely and of great importance to our membership, which comprises over 50 leading NGOs from the humanitarian, international development, and environmental sectors.

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January 24, 2024
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Transparency and accountability in the Media Bill

The Media Bill will allow Public Service Broadcasters (PSBs) to meet their obligations through online video services. In this briefing note, we call for much greater transparency and accountability.

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November 28, 2023
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The Media Bill and critically-endangered genres

The Media Bill will negatively impact critically-endangered genres across Public Service Media, including international coverage. We outline our concerns in this briefing note.

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May 16, 2023
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Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) Committee Scrutiny of the Draft Media Bill

In this submission, we argue that the Government's Draft Media Bill threatens the few remaining spaces for international coverage within the Public Service Media system. In particular, removing its obligation to cover 'matters of international significance and interest' will disincentivise and discourage outward-looking programme-making that brings the world to UK audiences.

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September 13, 2021
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House of Lords Communications and Digital Select Committee on the future of Channel 4

In this submission, we argue that the Government's proposal to privatise Channel 4 poses a significant risk to the channel's commitment international content that is delivered through a range of genres including news and current affairs.

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September 13, 2021
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DCMS consultation on the change of ownership to Channel 4

In this submission, we oppose the Government's proposal to privatise Channel 4 as we believe that this change of ownership will threaten the channel's historic commitment to international content, delivered through Channel 4 News, Unreported World and a range of other programmes.

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