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  • How can the media landscape better reflect modern Britain?
  • How can the media landscape better reflect modern Britain?
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Why is media diversity a front-page issue for Britons?

The representation of ethnic minorities in the media may have improved over the past half-century, but accusations of tokenism and biased coverage remain prevalent. With broadcasters and publishers often shaping cultural agendas, how can they meet their audiences’ expectations for diversity?

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