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UK broadcasters not transparent over diversity says union

Gerry Morrissey, general secretary of Bectu.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

AN INDUSTRY union is set to boycott a major diversity initiative over what it says is lack of transparency from major broadcasters. Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph & Theatre Union (BECTU), which represents black, Asian and minority ethnic community professionals among its members, claims that the much-heralded “Project Diamond” initiative which was set up monitor diversity in the industry, is already failing as major broadcasters such as BBC, Sky, Channel 4 and ITV are not sharing important data. Gerry Morrissey, the general secretary of Bectu, has written to the the chief executives of ITV, Sky and Channel 4, and the director general…

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