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New BBC consultation ‘an opportunity to challenge Thought For The Day’

New BBC consultation ‘an opportunity to challenge Thought For The Day’

Posted: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:17

The BBC has launched a new consultation asking listeners what they like and dislike about its speech radio output. The NSS is calling on its supporters to again raise the contentious issue of Thought For The Day.

Big changes for religious reporting

Big changes for religious reporting

Posted: Thu, 15 May 2014 12:55

The BBC has announced that it is replacing its present religious affairs correspondent, Robert Pigott, with Caroline Wyatt who is currently their defence correspondent.

BBC Trust rejects Thought for the Day bias complaint

BBC Trust rejects Thought for the Day bias complaint

Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 11:10

The BBC Trust has rejected a complaint of bias from the National Secular Society concerning a Thought for the Day slot broadcast immediately after its successful High Court challenge to prayers during council meetings.

BBC reduces the amount of religion it broadcasts

BBC reduces the amount of religion it broadcasts

Posted: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 12:41

The BBC has published its annual report which shows that the amount of time devoted to religion on the various BBC platforms has reduced over the past year.

BBC once more rejects non-religious voices on Thought for the Day

BBC once more rejects non-religious voices on Thought for the Day

Posted: Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:52

The BBC has announced today that it will not "revisit" the issue of non-religious voices on Thought for the Day.

BBC stands by Panorama exposé of Sharia Councils

BBC stands by Panorama exposé of Sharia Councils

Posted: Wed, 08 May 2013 12:46

The BBC has rejected a complaint from the Islamic Sharia Council in Leyton East London after it was featured in the Panorama programme about the treatment of women in sharia arbitration bodies.

Win £250 – just write an uplifting Secular Thought for the Day

Win £250 – just write an uplifting Secular Thought for the Day

Posted: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:13

The ongoing irritation at the BBC's exclusion of secular voices from The Thought for the Day slot has spurred one the NSS's previous presidents to sponsor a prize of £250 for the best secular Thought for the Day.

BBC plan to ramp up the religion this Christmas

BBC plan to ramp up the religion this Christmas

Posted: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:44

BBC Religious programming will go into overdrive this Christmas with the national broadcaster announcing copious amounts of "carols, festive music, contemplation, conversation and live worship across BBC Television and Radio."

BBC to review its coverage of religion as part of “impartiality review”

BBC to review its coverage of religion as part of “impartiality review”

Posted: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:37

The BBC has announced that it is to review the way it covers religion as part of a wider inquiry into its adherence to impartiality guidelines.