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No Further Action from the BBC Over Sexist Comments PDF Print

Date: 19 July 2013

Country: UK

bbc sport sexistThe BBC presenter John Inverdale made the sexist comments during the women’s final at this year’s tennis contest in Wimbeldon. Inverdale’s sexist remarks provoked over 700 complaints and an immediate fury on Twitter with the hash tag #EveryDaySexism.

After the sexist comments by one of the leading BBC sport commentators about the Wimbeldon champion Marion Bertoli, the Culture Secretary Maria Miller demanded the further action from the BBC.

But, asThe Guardian reports, the Corporation has dismissed the call saying that “it considers the matter closed".

 
BBC Trust: BBC Should Have Listened to the Public More Carefully PDF Print

Published: 19 July 2013

Country: UK

bbcA review recently published by the BBC Trust concludes that the BBC didn’t get it right when it comes to reporting on immigration. “The BBC missed the public concern about immigration in the UK as they relied too much on interviews with mainstream Westminster politicians when they should have listened to the public more carefully”, says the review published in July 2013.

The BBC Trust have launched an independent review of the breadth of opinion reflected in the BBC’s output. Former ITV chief executive Stuart Prebble led the review, which examined content on BBC national TV and radio and online content. The review, which also included a content analysis and audience research, focused on three subjects: immigration, the UK’s relationship with the EU and religion and ethics.

 
#AllWhiteFrontPages Campaigns Against Lack of Diversity in UK Media PDF Print

Published:17 July 2013

Country:UK

blackwhiteThe social media campaign #AllWhiteFrontPages aims to raise awareness of British media lack to include ethnic minority groups in their stories. The creator of the campaign, Samantha Asumadu, explained in an article at The Guardian that she started this campaign because frequently every image featured on the front pages of the national newspapers is of a white person.

Asumadu chooses as an example the day she launched the Twitter initiative when the front pages of the newspapers were dedicated to Andy Murray’s triumph at Wimbledon. “The Times' double spread showing a sea of white faces in the Wimbledon crowd does not reflect a London I recognise”.

 
Similarities before Differences PDF Print

Dates: 9 – 10 July

Country: Serbia, Belgrade

lgbt seminar serbiaOne of the participants of the “Reporting LGBT” workshop held in Belgrade used the above title to summarise what he learned about the topic at the event organised by the OSCE Media Office in Serbia.

The workshop held on 9-10 July in Belgrade was the first workshop with the topic of Reporting LGBT issues. The author of the programme was Milica Pesic, the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) Executive Director.

She insisted during the workshop that the journalists should first find it is the thing that all citizens regardless their race, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation have in common and only then what makes them different from each other.

 
IJNet Contest for Best Coverage of Infectious Diseases PDF Print

Deadline: 1 August 2013

Regions: US, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa

africa gates foundationJournalists from the United States, Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa can win international reporting trips worth up to $10,000 for submitting the best stories on infectious diseases.

Stories can address diseases including AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and must be in English or French.

The deadline for submission is 1st of August 2013.

 
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