Diversity of UK television industry Criticised in new Ofcom Report

Broadcasters need to improve the diversity of their employees, Ofcom said today, as a major study of diversity in television finds that women, ethnic-minority groups and disabled people are all under-represented in the industry. Ofcom’s report, Diversity and equal opportunities in television, uncovers the scale and nature of the diversity challenge facing the TV industry, with a focus on the main five broadcasters – the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Sky and Viacom (owner of Channel 5). Broadcasters need to widen the range of talent working on and off screen. Too…

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The Bhopal Medical Appeal rolls out campaign to protest Dow Chemical and DuPont Merger

The Bhopal Medical Appeal has rolled out a campaign to protest the forthcoming Dow Chemical and DuPont Merger. History On the night of December 2nd, 1984, a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, began leaking 27 tons of the deadly gas methyl isocyanate. None of the six safety systems designed to contain such a leak were operational, allowing the gas to spread throughout the city of Bhopal. Half a million people were exposed to the gas and 25,000 have died to date as a result of their exposure. More than…

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Saatchi & Saatchi help develop LandCruiser Emergency Network

Landcruiser

In a world first, Saatchi & Saatchi Australia has developed a way to deliver emergency communications to outback Australia via Toyota LandCruisers. It’s a well-known fact that the Australian Outback is a vast, harsh and unforgiving place. 5 million square kilometres (over 65% of the country) receives no mobile signal. In times of emergency the lack of reception can be incredibly dangerous. However, while you might be far from a cell phone tower in the Outback you’re never far from a Toyota LandCruiser. LandCruiser’s legendary toughness and ability to go…

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10 of my favourite Ethical Ads

I come from a graphic design background so I thought it might be nice to highlight some of the graphic design ads I like the design of, this might become a more regular thing as there’s some great designs out there.                                                           And lastly, an ad designed in an interesting way to tackle global warming:

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Peace Fund Radio looks to highlight children’s issues

Peace Fund Radio

Peace Fund Radio is a weekly radio show and is the brain-child of actor Adrian Paul. Paul, who founded the PEACE Fund in 1997, to “Protect, Educate, and Aid Children Everywhere.”, hosts the show with popular Los Angeles talk radio personality, Ethan Dettenmaier (Combat Radio). Peace Fund Radio began airing in December 2012 with an hour show and then in November 2016 launched its new 2-hour format.  The show now has over two million listeners a month, and growing. As the show grows fast it showcases many worthwhile causes to…

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