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BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky back UK industry anti-bullying initiative

UK broadcasters the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky have united to back industry body Creative UK and the country’s Time’s Up campaign to tackle bullying in the industry.

Heather Rabbatts

The broadcasters will support the setting up of an Independent Standards Authority (ISA) to counteract bullying and harassment in the TV workplace, lending further momentum to a scheme already backed by industry bodies including the British Film Institute, Bectu and Bafta.

“It is well known that concerns are often not raised until after film and TV productions have ceased, where broadcasters and production companies no longer have remit to address them,” said Time’s Up UK chair and former C4 exec Heather Rabbatts.

“In this grey space, many suffer in silence. The ISA will conduct expert-led investigations where both sides can be heard by an independent panel of skilled investigators working to the highest standards of legal confidentiality.”


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