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RIG Events Ltd: RIGtrain - the RIG Audio Production Awards - the Radio Academy ARIAs - other broadcasting awards

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RIG members on twitter

Take a peek at the amazing level of activity from RIG members on this twitter list

Creative Industries Federation

CIF logoRIG is an enthusiastic member of the Creative Industries Federation and proud to support its excellent work on behalf of one of the UK's major economic sectors.

 The new BBC Charter, now in operation, is accompanied by a Framework Agreement which contains detail on the BBC’s responsibilities. 

On radio production, the new Agreement contains the requirements that the BBC must make a minimum 60% of ‘relevant’ hours (i.e. non-news and news-related current affairs, repeats etc.) open to competition from both in-house and indie producers.

This recognises the independent sector’s passion for, and commitment to, ensuring that BBC radio is strong and fit for the future. At the heart of RIG’s campaign on Charter Review was support for the BBC, its independence and public service remit.

There has been a certain amount of uncertainty about what this means and we are therefore providing a Q & A in response. In particular RIG is seeking to make clear that these proposals are fair and do not represent ‘privatisation’, ‘outsourcing’ or a threat to the high quality of BBC Radio, indeed we argue they will help to increase the range and diversity of the content available on those services.

 Please click here for the full FAQs, on this website, or click here to download the FAQs as a pdf 



RIG and Diversity

RIG supports broad approach to the definition of diversity, to include age, social class and location within the UK, as well as other important elements such as gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and disability.

RIG is pleased to work with the BBC on the implementation of its Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. Find out more about the BBC's strategy by clicking here

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