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BBC Director-General named chair of Cultural Diversity Network

BBC director-general Mark Thompson has taken over from Channel 4's chief executive David Abraham as the chair of the Cultural Diversity Network.
January 5, 2011

BBc director-general Mark Thompson has taken over from Channel 4′s chief executive David Abraham as the chair of the Cultural Diversity Network. Thompson takes up the two-year post where he will lead an association of Britain’s broadcasters and indie prodcos in order to improve diversity in the TV industry. Major UK broadcasters’ CEOs and senior execs will meet in January to come up with a diversity strategy for the year.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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