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Ian Burrell

Ian Burrell is Assistant Editor and Media Editor of The Independent.

No non-white youth in recruitment film about BBC

Exclusive: The package includes a 16-minute public presentation made last month by the controller of Radio 5 Live, Jonathan Wall in which he makes no reference to the BAME audience and includes no non-white people in a video used to demonstrate the station’s ambitions

Television contest show crisis

Once our favourite TV format – think the weekly vote-off of 'Strictly', 'X-Factor' and 'The Apprentice'– contest shows are failing to win over young viewers, and television bosses are holding crisis talks. Peter Bazalgette tells Ian Burrell why they need to think outside the box

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