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The Media Policy Project (MPP) began in January 2011 as an initiative of the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. Founded by Dr. Damian Tambini, the goal of the MPP was to start conversations between policy makers, civil society actors, and media professionals about the latest media research, and to provide timely access for policymakers to relevant research, and to the range of views held by civil society. The project has published numerous blogs, policy briefs and topic guides, and run both public lectures and expert consultation workshops on a broad range of media policy issues, including copyright, algorithmic accountability, telecoms and media regulation.


Established over 10 years ago, The TV Collective (TVC) is a networking resource that coaches, champions and connects TV professionals with a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background to paid opportunities, the industry and each other. Last year, it worked with Channel 5 and successfully diversified its supplier base, and as a result, the broadcaster is now working with nine new production companies led by people from Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds. More recently, TVC hosted a series of networking events which aimed to build better relationships between BBC Two commissioners and senior producers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. TVC is currently collaborating with Channel 4 on their 2020 accelerator programme, where ten Indies have been matched with Commissioning Heads of Department for unscripted genres to work together towards a commission.

The TV Collective, in collaboration with Dr David Gyimah from Cardiff University and Lewis Silkin, a leading employment legal firm is currently undertaking a ground-breaking new study that is set to reveal the best places to work in the UK Media and Entertainment industry based on ethnicity. The results of the study will be announced at IPPR Oxford Media Convention 2021. Follow this link to take part in the study:

Infotagion started as a COVID fact-checking website at the start of the pandemic in spring 2020, founded by former Chair of the UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee. It has since developed into a successful podcast series focused on disinformation, digital competition, media policy and online harms. Hosted by Damian, the podcast features regular guest Dr Charles Kriel, former advisor to the DCMS Committee and current collaborator at the Oxford Internet Institute, as well as special guests including Martha Lane Fox, Craig Newmark, Chris Steele, Shoshana Zuboff, Maria Ressa, Senator Mark Warner and Elizabeth Denham.

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