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About Simon Albury

Simon Albury is Chair of the Campaign for Broadcasting Equality and a former CEO of the Royal Television Society. In 1969 he was a member of Granada Television's World In Action Investigative Bureau.

 

 

Articles by Simon Albury

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Phoebe Braithwaite is openDemocracy’s submissions editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Ofcom and Diversity: lies, lawyers and whatever next? (Part 2)

If Ofcom ignores the Secretary of State and the evidence it has been sent, then the diversity debate may need to shift from the political arena to the courts.

Ofcom and Diversity: lies, lawyers and whatever next? (Part 1)

If Ofcom is to gain the confidence of BAME people in broadcasting, it needs to climb down from its ivory tower and listen to what they have to say.

Employment Diversity – Has Ofcom been nobbled by the TV industry?

When it comes to diversity, Ofcom is being captured by the broadcasting industry.

BAFTA/BFI Film Diversity Measures may not lead to BAME employment

The press should not exaggerate the effectiveness of the film diversity measures introduced by BAFTA this week. They deserve only a small welcome.

Diversity - what Ofcom needs to do

Ofcom's new CEO has pledged to make diversity and inclusion a priority. The regulator needs to improve or it could face judicial review.

TV Diversity: there may be trouble ahead

A briefing to MPs on the government’s plans for tackling inadequate representation in British broadcasting.  

“All those featured are white” - what can we do about diversity at the BBC?

Fifteen years since the BBC pledged to reflect “the UK’s diversity in our programmes, our services and our workforce” little has changed. Why, and what can we do about it?

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