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Questions raised about the running of the BBC’s religious affairs department

Questions raised about the running of the BBC’s religious affairs department

Posted: Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:07 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

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 14:42 by Terry Sanderson

The new Archbishop of Canterbury joins the orchestrated call for more religion on the BBC.

Sharia councils: unjust, unequal and consequence of failed integration policies

Sharia councils: unjust, unequal and consequence of failed integration policies

Posted: Wed, 01 May 2013 12:34 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.

New report confirms that religious TV is least popular genre – but the BBC won’t let up

New report confirms that religious TV is least popular genre – but the BBC won’t let up

Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:33 by Terry Sanderson

A new report, confirming previous research, shows that religion is the least popular genre of programming on TV.

Leave Citizen Khan alone! Po-faced, humourless Muslim protestors are their own worst enemy

Leave Citizen Khan alone! Po-faced, humourless Muslim protestors are their own worst enemy

Posted: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 11:38 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.

Has the BBC Trust killed vigorous debate about religion on our national broadcaster?

Has the BBC Trust killed vigorous debate about religion on our national broadcaster?

Posted: Wed, 01 Aug 2012 13:01 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.

We’re all in this together – except the BBC’s religion department.

Posted: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 15:07 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.