Broadcasting: Equality

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 25th July 2018.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with representatives at (a) the BBC, (b) Channel Four and (c) private sector broadcasters on promoting diversity in those organisations.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

We are committed to improving diversity in all its sectors - particularly in the media - which should reflect everyone in society, including those with visible differences. The department provides regular support and encouragement to media organisations and to initiatives like Project Diamond which work in support of this goal. This includes through discussion with BBC and Channel 4, private sector broadcasters and with Ofcom who have a duty to ensure broadcasters are fulfilling their obligations to promote equal opportunities.

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