Category Archives: Disabilities

Diversity of UK television industry revealed

Ofcom’s report, Diversity and equal opportunities in television, published on 15th September 2017 uncovers the diversity challenge facing the TV industry.  The Ofcom study finds that women, ethnic-minority groups and disabled people are all under-represented in the industry and that broadcasters need to widen the range of talent working on and off screen. Too many people from minority… Read More »

BBC to train & showcase disabled actors

The BBC today launched a nationwide search, training and showcase opportunity for disabled actors. The development programme, which is called Class Act: A Nationwide Search And Skill Factory, comes as part of the BBC’s ambition to support and raise the profile of disabled actors. Participants will be tutored in audition and camera technique, acting and business skills, script… Read More »

EHRC Chair comments on rise in hate crime

EHRC Chair, David Isaac, commented in response to a new Home Office report, which shows a 41% increase in race or religious hate crime since the EU referendum. “These figures make it very clear that some people used the referendum result to justify their deplorable views and promote intolerance and hatred. We cannot allow this to continue and… Read More »

MSDUK Awards 2016

The MSDUK Awards 2016 were announced, by actress & author Meera Syal, on Thursday 22nd September 2016 at The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London. Among the winners were Shahid Sheikh OBE, Managing Director of Clifton Packaging, specialists in the manufacture of packaging, packaging machinery and contract packing in the food sector, who won the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’… Read More »

MSDUK celebrates its 10th anniversary

MSDUK celebrated its tenth anniversary in business with a reception at the iconic Cutty Sark, London on 21st September 2016. Hosted by Denise Nurse, entrepreneur, lawyer and television presenter, the event was an evening of fun, music and food from around the world. The 200 guests included MDSUK corporate partners, including sponsors Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and outstanding entrepreneurs from… Read More »

Met Police discrimination complainants victimised

Ethnic minority, gay and female police officers and staff in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), who raise complaints of discrimination expect to be victimised and fear reprisals such as being denied promotion, a major investigation report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission will say today (8th September 2016). The new report calls for changes to the law… Read More »

Mayor’s new slimmed-down TFL Board

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today (6th September 2016) announced his appointments to a new slimmed-down TfL Board that better represents the diversity of the capital.  Seven women and five men will join the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for Transport Val Shawcross on the Board, with a further member to represent workers to be nominated by the… Read More »

Prime Minister orders government race audit

Prime Minister Theresa May today (30th August 2016) ordered a government audit of public services to reveal racial disparities many people experience across Britain. The Prime Minister has ordered Whitehall departments to identify and publish information showing how outcomes differ for people of different backgrounds, in a range of areas including health, education and employment. Not only will… Read More »

Winners of One World Media Awards 2016

Now in their 28th year, the One World Media Awards took place at BAFTA on Thursday 16th June 2016. The awards recognise the most outstanding coverage of developing countries and the critical role of journalists and filmmakers in increasing cultural understanding and supporting equality and justice worldwide. Judges for this year included veteran foreign correspondent Anne Leslie CBE;… Read More »