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Olivia has almost 20 years’ experience in children’s media, across Amazon, the BBC, Nickelodeon and Sky Kids. She freelances as a consultant, mostly in digital media but also in challenging gender inequalities in childhood and education, having built up specialist expertise as a key member of the Let Toys Be Toys campaign. She is a member of the executive group responsible for Diversity and Inclusion at The Children’s Media Foundation, was Deputy Chair for the DfE advisory panel on apps for home learning in 2019 and she has an MA in Early Childhood.
Preview: Inclusivity Now
Olivia Dickinson is Excutive Producer of the Inclusivity Now strand of VOD content at CMC 2020 Online. Here she outlines the aims of the content which is new venture for CMC - practical examples of how creators and networks are pursuing inclusive content and expanding diversity in their productions. The…
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