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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March 15, 2021
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Ofcom’s PSB review consultation

We consider that the public service broadcasters (PSBs) play an important role in engaging a range of audiences with international content. They have the unique ability to reach mainstream audiences and are a key source of information for all audiences about global events.

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February 11, 2019
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BBC’s public consultation on the age related licence policy

In this submission we give our support to the continuation of a free television licence for people aged over 75, but we argue that the government should be responsible for financing the licence fee exemption, not the BBC.

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March 15, 2021
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Ofcom’s PSB review consultation

We consider that the public service broadcasters (PSBs) play an important role in engaging a range of audiences with international content. They have the unique ability to reach mainstream audiences and are a key source of information for all audiences about global events.

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February 11, 2019
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BBC’s public consultation on the age related licence policy

In this submission we give our support to the continuation of a free television licence for people aged over 75, but we argue that the government should be responsible for financing the licence fee exemption, not the BBC.

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October 08, 2018
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Ofcom review of rules for prominence of public service broadcasters

IBT’s primary concern is that audiences should continue to have access to high quality public service broadcast content which engages them with and informs them about the wider world. IBT supports Parliament’s original intention to provide prominence for high quality public service content in return for responsibilities placed on the Public Service Broadcasters to provide…

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February 01, 2018
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Ofcom Children’s Content Review

IBT believes that high quality television which provides British children with an understanding of the world they live in and broadens their horizons towards the wider world is a basic right.

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July 14, 2017
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Ofcom consultation on holding the BBC to account for the delivery of its mission and public purposes

IBT proposes that Ofcom should include the volume of non-news international content the BBC broadcasts each year in its Performance Framework.

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July 06, 2017
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DCMS on Channel 4’s regional impact

IBT’s research demonstrates that content on television is a dominant source of information about the world outside the UK and that for the past 35 years Channel 4 has played an important role in delivering such content which takes us beyond news headlines and engages us with the lives of people in other countries.

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