#GAReads | BBC targets 50/50 split in male and female experts by next year

 photo credit: Kyle Cheung [ CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 ],  via Flickr

photo credit: Kyle Cheung [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0], via Flickr

"BBC targets 50/50 split in male and female experts by next year":

The BBC aims to have an equal number of male and female experts across its programmes by next year.

The broadcaster said it wanted to guarantee an equal gender split in the expert contributors it featured on its news, current affairs and topical programmes.

The corporation stressed it would continue to interview the relevant minister, official, or organisational representative appropriate to a story, and the aim was focused on the experts used to comment or report on events. 

However, staff and campaigners have been less enthusiastic about the plan.

Read Sarah Marsh's full article at The Guardian here…