Posted: Mon, 31 Jul 2017 by Terry Sanderson
New figures show that the BBC is devoting hundreds of hours of programming to religion each year. NSS president Terry Sanderson argues that more of its scarce resources should be spent elsewhere.
Posted: Tue, 04 Apr 2017 by Terry Sanderson
The BBC still produces a considerable amount of religious programmes – but the numbers who watch it are so small they barely register in viewing figures. More religion on TV isn't what the public want, and it won't be good for the BBC, writes Terry Sanderson.
Posted: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 by Benjamin Jones
The appointment of "young Earth" creationist Dan Walker to front BBC Breakfast has caused a considerable backlash, but unless and until his views interfere with his ability to present the news in a balanced and neutral way, he's entitled to his beliefs, argues Benjamin Jones.
Posted: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 by Keith Porteous Wood
The NSS has objected numerous times over the past half century to the exclusion of non-believers from Thought for the Day, but it now seems as though the BBC will not even consider objections to the programme, raising questions about how it handles criticism.
Posted: Tue, 04 Jun 2013 by Terry Sanderson
Private Eye's coverage on Aaqil Ahmed's latest headache at the BBC.
Not content with a third of state-sponsored schools pushing his faith, now Dr Welby wants the BBC to do more evangelising
Posted: Wed, 08 May 2013 by Terry Sanderson
The new Archbishop of Canterbury joins the orchestrated call for more religion on the BBC.
Posted: Wed, 01 May 2013 by Nahla Mahmoud
Following last week's Panorama exposé of Sharia Councils in the UK, Nahla Mahmoud says the question isn't whether these councils discriminate against minorities and citizens from 'different' backgrounds, but whether the government actually cares.
Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 by Terry Sanderson
A new report, confirming previous research, shows that religion is the least popular genre of programming on TV.
Posted: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson says Muslims who are protesting about the new BBC sitcom Citizen Khan should calm down. The sitcom, he argues, has the potential to do a big favour for Muslims in Britain if it is allowed to develop without every episode bringing a flood of complaints from those who take offense.
Posted: Wed, 01 Aug 2012 by Terry Sanderson
If you can't even say "hogwash" about religion, then isn't debate is restricted to the point of being impossible? With its decision this week to uphold a complaint against Jeremy Paxman, Terry Sanderson says the BBC Trust has pulled the noose about the neck of free speech a little tighter.
Posted: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 by Terry Sanderson
Last week the BBC announced how it intended to make the swingeing cuts to help it cope with the freeze in the TV licence fee.