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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…

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June 19, 2024

The challenge of reporting neglected crises

Our next panel debate will explore how the media is covering some of the world’s neglected humanitarian crises – Somalia, Sudan, Myanmar, Haiti and many more. How do editors decide which global stories to cover? What are the practical challenges of covering stories in places where security is a major challenge? How can international NGOs be most effective in working with the media to cover these important stories? Does more aid flow as a result of media coverage? Are there alternative ways to cover these stories to give those most affected a bigger voice?

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