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How INGOs can embrace the changing media landscape
February 15, 2021

How INGOs can embrace the changing media landscape

The pandemic has transformed the media landscape, accelerating the shift to digital and remote story gathering practices. Chloe Choppen, author of IBT's latest report The Media: Where Next? outlines some of the key recommendations for INGOs hoping to take advantage of these changes.

Comic Relief is right to stop sending celebrities to Africa
October 30, 2020

Comic Relief is right to stop sending celebrities to Africa

Comic Relief’s decision to no longer send celebrities to African nations as part of its fundraising appeals is a welcome move, and will hopefully go some way towards dispelling the myths that exist around Africa, says Chine Mcdonald.

International content for children prioritised in the YACF’s first round of funding
November 06, 2019

International content for children prioritised in the YACF’s first round of funding

The £57m Young Audiences Content Fund (YACF) has announced its first slate of production and development awards, and we are pleased to see a clear focus on content that informs children about the wider world. For this first installment, the YACF will be co-funding a mix of nine series and specials, across six broadcasters (Channel…

IBT Members’ Survey 2019
October 01, 2019

IBT Members’ Survey 2019

Thanks to all those who completed our members’ survey. IBT is a membership-based organization so it’s important that we hear from our members on a regular basis. The survey identified the briefings with media as the most valuable aspect of our work but members also recognized the value of our advocacy such as our recent…

Would you like to become more involved with IBT?
August 15, 2019

Would you like to become more involved with IBT?

We are recruiting two new Trustees to join our Board later this year. IBT is a registered charity and the Board plays an important role in setting our strategy and ensuring that we are achieving our strategic goals.  Applicants do not need previous experience of being a Trustee. We seek to recruit a diverse Board…

Children’s content receives a boost
July 05, 2019

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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