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Why is the BBC hemorrhaging Black and Asian Senior Staff? @petal_felix

At the end of this month the BBC will lose yet another senior member of staff when Aaqil Ahmed, former Head of Religion leaves the corporation. In January Maxine Watson left after 20 something years, bringing the total number of senior

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Ofcom must publish programme diversity data @simonbg12

It’s been a dismal few days for diversity. Now Ofcom must intervene. First, the BBC claimed that at 14.5% BAME, it was outperforming its target. But we can’t know how much of this growth is from the World Service, Global

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Channel 4 launches minority directors scheme

  Channel 4 is to offer work opportunities to 40 television directors from minority groups, as it refocuses its efforts to improve diversity. The move is one of four goals for the coming year, which also includes developing a strategy

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Yorkshire residents accuse BBC producers of ‘erasing Asian faces’ from The Moorside

The BBC drama about the disappearance of Shannon Matthews –  ‘The Moorside’ ignores the true multicultural effort to find the missing nine-year-old, community leaders have said. Councillors and a journalist who covered the search for Shannon have told The Huffington Post UK

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“Tougher, Stronger” regulation to ensure the BBC and other broadcasters reflect the diversity of the UK, says @Ofcom chief

  Ofcom’s Sharon White said there should be “tougher, stronger” regulation to ensure the BBC and other broadcasters reflect the diversity of the UK, and did not rule out imposing quotas to achieve that goal. Speaking just weeks before Ofcom takes

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Black in the Outback: Residents accuse Reggie Yates of unethical behaviour

  The BBC has apologised for a “misleading” documentary on an Aboriginal community in regional Australia, after angry residents accused presenter Reggie Yates and the crew of unethical behaviour. Black in the OutBack,  traveled  to Australia,  one of the richest

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“Black brits vs African American. A stupid a** conflict we don’t have time for.” @JohnBoyega

“Black brits (sic) vs African American. A stupid a** conflict we don’t have time for.”  Was John Boyega response via twitter to Samuel L Jackson’s criticism of Hollywood casting black British actors in films about US race relations. Jackson said on US Radio Station Hot 97

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This year’s RTS Award nominee’s are …

The RTS has announced the nominations for this year’s Programme Awards. The RTS Programme Awards,  honours excellence across all genres of television programming and recognise exceptional actors, presenters, writers and production teams as well as the programmes themselves. This year saw

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A more diverse BBC?

Nearly a year after The BBC launched it’s strategy to hardwire diversity into everything the BBC does, they unveiled the results of their recent staff census that shows the BBC has met its 2017 targets – 14.5% of the BBC’s workforce are from black,

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People now watch 1 billion hours of YouTube per day

Still worried the BBC thought your idea was too niche or Channel 4 thought it didn’t have enough mainstream appeal? A few minutes of short-form video here and there can really add up – YouTube’s average video length may be quite

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