Broadcasters argue against Henry’s call for


The UK’s biggest broadcasters have rejected Sir Lenny Henry’s repeated demand for ring-fenced cash for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) productions, Broadcast reports. In a speech at Bafta last month, Henry reiterated his view that a separate pool of funding is the only way to effect speedy, meaningful change. During a panel discussion following the speech, representatives from BBC One, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky defended their record and variously stated that ring-fencing might have the same problem as quotas by ‘sidelining’ diversity and ‘ghettoising programme-making’ rather than mainstreaming diversity within the commissioning process. To read the full article, click here.