Posted: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:36
The National Secular Society has criticised the BBC for allowing the first Thought for the Day slot of June to be used by the Church of England as a platform to promote its latest evangelism initiative.
Posted: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:14
After criticising itself for devoting too much of its religious broadcasting to Christianity, the BBC is to consider increasing its religious broadcasting to allow more time for minority faiths.
Posted: Tue, 17 May 2016 11:05
An internal review has found the BBC's religious output is "too Christian" and recommended an increase in its Muslim, Hindu and Sikh programming.
Posted: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 06:35
The National Secular Society will today launch a new app that will allow Radio 4 listeners to avoid Thought for the Day when listening to the BBC's Today programme.
Posted: Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:10
Former BBC presenter Iain Lee has said he is "flabbergasted" after the BBC Trust ruled his interview with a Christian campaigner was a "serious breach" of editorial guidelines.
Posted: Thu, 29 Oct 2015 15:41
The BBC's latest annual report indicates a general reduction in the hours the Corporation devotes to religious broadcasting. The only increase was on BBC1 which devoted 86 hours to religious programmes.
Posted: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:39
The National Secular Society has backed calls for BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day slot to be converted into a "philosophy slot", open to non-believers and believers alike.
BBC Trust: Religious radio programmes are “least popular” and “least well received” – but we won’t change them
Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:46
A consultation on speech radio by the BBC Trust has found that religious programmes are the least liked and least well received radio shows, but stated that the BBC has no plans to change them.
Posted: Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:12
The latest BBC Annual Report indicates that although religious broadcasting on radio has declined, the amount of religion on TV has increased.
Posted: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:12
The NSS has welcomed a ruling from the BBC Trust, upholding a complaint over how the BBC framed a story about the allocation of places at a Sikh faith school as a 'race issue.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.