Press Release

DIRECTORS UK WELCOMES OFCOM REPORT ON DIVERSITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES IN TELEVISION

14 September 2017

Commenting on Ofcom’s monitoring report on Diversity and Equal Opportunities in Television, Ali Bailey, Head of Campaigns said: 

“Directors UK welcomes Ofcom’s report looking at diversity and equal opportunity in television, and supports their call for better monitoring and reporting of employee data and particularly the importance of including freelancer data within the monitoring of the broadcasting industry workforce. 

As our own research reports into gender and diversity have shown there is a lack of knowledge about the make up of the directing workforce in the UK as the majority are freelance. As a result the significant under-representation of women and BAME directors and other minority groups is allowed to go unchecked. We support Ofcom in calling for more rigorous monitoring, better representation and tougher enforcement of diversity and equality in our industry.”

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Author

Victoria Morris

Head of Communications and Public Affairs

vmorris@directors.uk.com

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