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.
In its recently published annual report, the BBC reveals the... Read More »
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.... Read More »
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... Read More »
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 BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day but it now seems as though the BBC will not even consider objections to the programme, raising questions about how the Corporation... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 04 Jun 2013 by Terry Sanderson
The latest Private Eye carries the following piece:
These are trying times for Aaqil Ahmed, head of religion and ethics at the BBC.
As we revealed in the last Eye, some of his department's commissions for Songs of Praise are now being scrutinised by the Beeb's... Read More »
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 Church of England takes it for granted that it is the taxpayers' job to fund its evangelising. We contribute hundreds of millions to support "faith schools" which they use to impart their religion to children who are obliged by law to attend. ("School... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 01 May 2013 by Nahla Mahmoud
Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 by Terry Sanderson
Posted: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 by Terry Sanderson
The new BBC sitcom Citizen Khan has, apparently, created something of a stir among Muslims. The BBC is reporting having received more than 200 complaints about its portrayal of the "Muslim Community", claiming it is disrespectful of Islam and full of stereotypes.... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 01 Aug 2012 by Terry Sanderson
The BBC Trust – which advertises itself as the "final arbiter in complaints to the BBC" — has upheld a complaint this week against Jeremy Paxman, saying that there was no clear editorial purpose to Paxman's comments — made during an interview... Read More »
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.