In the aftermath of the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests and the emergence of several pressure groups, broadcasters and media organisations announced new measures, funding and targets for diversity.
But what does diversity mean? Who decides who or what is or isn’t diverse? Where is diversity based? And how much money is enough to ensure that we have true diversity?
Our panel, hosted by Aaqil Ahmed, will discuss, Defining Diversity? That’s Easy to see how easy it really is.
Ally Castle, a Creative Strategy consultant working across the broadcast industry to support creative thinking and editorial decision-making. A former programme-maker and then audience insights expert for the BBC, with a specialism in diversity portrayal, particularly disability.
Cat Lewis, CEO, Nine Lives Media and Chair of The Indie Club which promotes northern talent and companies
Dr Clive James Nwonka, Fellow at the LSE in Film studies. Author of the study Race and ethnicity in the UK film industry: an analysis of the BFI diversity standards
Marcus Ryder, TV Executive in News and Documentaries, visiting Professor at The Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity
Chaired by Aaqil Ahmed, TV Executive Producer and former Head of Religion & Ethics at BBC and Channel 4