Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA)
The Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA) submits to the Inquiry its recently published Media Audit for 2015. It raises concerns over the decline in spending on television programming for Wales, emphasising that this decline is particularly severe for English language television content produced for the audience in Wales. This is an issue as ‘pluralism needs to be viewed not just in terms of the number of providers, but also in terms of the range, form, purpose and tone of programmes and the voices they carry.’ One of IWA’s recommendations, therefore, is for the BBC to ‘create a funding and commissioning system that devolves a significant tranche of network funding so that commissioners in the nations can have the freedom to bring other cultural perspectives to bear, to improve ‘portrayal’ and so diversify the output.’ IWA states:
As a basis for urgent policy changes, the IWA Wales Media Audit 2015 provides comprehensive facts about tv, radio, press and online output in Wales since 2008. Its content on tv gives a holistic perspective of the medium in its context in Wales and beyond. The Executive Summary is offered here. The full 145-page report includes a review of Policy development tracking the emergence of key issues. The Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA) is Wales’ leading independent think-tank.
Fel sylfaen ar gyfer newidiadau polisi angenrheidiol mae Arolwg y Sefydliad Materion Cymreig (IWA) o Gyfryngau Cymru 2015 yn darparu ffeithiau cynhwysfawr am deledu, radio, y wasg ac yr allbwn ar-lein yng Nghymru ers 2008. O safbwynt teledu mae cynnwys yr Adroddiad yn rhoi safbwynt cyfannol o’r cyd-destun yng Nghymru a thu hwnt. Cynigir crynodeb gweithredol yma. Mae’r adroddiad llawn 145-Tudalen yn cynnwys adolygiad o ddatblygiad polisi trwy olrhain dyfodiad materion allweddol. Y Sefydliad Materion Cymreig yw melin drafod annibynnol mwyaf blaenllaw Cymru.