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Parole Board to push for diversity in 2019

Parole Board to push for diversity in 2019

Featured, Investigations, Society, Specials
The new chairwoman of the Parole Board has stated it is a “significant concern” that none of its 240 members are black. Will Aslan, of the Parole Board, exclusively told the Voice of London: “We will be working with the Ministry of Justice to ensure we attract candidates from a range of backgrounds, as a step towards a Parole Board membership that better reflects the community it serves.“ The board which decides when prisoners can leave prison has an “unconscious bias” in its recruitment process, according to its chair.   Caroline Corby has said that the John Worboys case had caused a “loss of confidence” amongst board members after Nick Hardwick, the previous chairman was forced to quit when the High Court overturned the board’s decision to free the serial sex offender. La
Hearst BAME network “not a box-ticking exercise”

Hearst BAME network “not a box-ticking exercise”

Activism, News, Podcasts, UK
A leading minority rights campaigner at the publisher of Cosmopolitan and Elle believes inclusivity in media is about conversation. Dionne Maxwell, who works at Hearst Publications UK has been telling Voice of London about how she set up the BAME network at the media giant. She says the network is about education and not pressuring people to increase diversity but getting them to understand the benefits. Black history month was celebrated in the UK last month - yes we all know that! See Also : Africa on the square Maxwell who grew up in Tottenham, told Voice of London that the year old BAME network is "not a box-ticking exercise" instead something that will generate more networks at Hearst UK to create a long lasting effect on the industry in the coming years.   https:/
Is the BBC’s non-white criteria discrimination?

Is the BBC’s non-white criteria discrimination?

culture, Culture, Lifestyle
Tommy Robinson, a far-right political activist and former leader of the English Defence League, has sent a post circulating on social media. A Broadcast Journalist Trainee opportunity for BBC World Service, which he questionably labels as “blatant racism”, states that the internship is only open to candidates from a black, asian, or non-white ethnic minority background. © Creative Access This opportunity was run by Creative Access, an organisation that provides paid internships in the creative industries for talented young people from under-represented black, Asian and non-white ethnic minorities. Not-for-profit, Creative Access exist to ensure that diversity of Britain is reflected in the media. Stating that “media cannot reflect society if society is not reflected in the media
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