Category - broadcasting

  • 18 Apr 2014

    Two friends of Ekklesia will be appearing on BBC Radio Scotland at 8.05am on Easter Sunday morning (20 April 2014), in a programme intriguingly entitled 'Bayonets and Green Blades'.

  • 4 Feb 2014

    Disabled and sick people's experience, views and expertise is frequently filtered out of skewed debates and discussions about welfare and benefits. Here researcher, blogger and campaigner Sue Marsh explains what it's like to negotiate the media circus as a person living with a deeply debilitating condition, how the mainstream media fails those most impacted by government-driven cuts and stigma, and why "we must make our own media".

  • 7 Jan 2014

    Prior to Channel Four’s ‘Benefits Street’ being aired last night (6 January 2014), the tabloid press had primed its readers, with plenty of articles such as this one from the Daily Express, laden with Iain Duncan Smith-style rhetoric: ‘broken Britain, scroungers, workshy, burden on society’, etcetera.

  • 2 Sep 2013

    Ekklesia staff and associates have been busy commenting, analysing and reporting on the crisis in Syria and the responses of the international community, especially the UK and US governments.

  • 24 Mar 2013

    Ekklesia staff, associates and friends have been much in demand on the radio and television recently. Tomorrow (Sunday 24 March 2013), new associate Keith Hebden, an Anglican priest involved in social justice advocacy and the activist network Christianity Uncut, will be appearing on a range of local BBC radio stations across England (7am - 9am), making the case against the government's unpaid 'workfare' mandatory work placement programme.

  • 18 Feb 2013

    These are incredibly tough times for quality journalism across Britain, and cuts at the BBC -- the country's flagship broadcaster -- are making things even worse.

  • 22 Jan 2013

    I have been concerned about the BBC for some time. I wrote about those concerns last year and since then I believe matters have got worse, not better. As far as political coverage is concerned, this national treasure is beginning to look like a cosy club.

  • 2 Aug 2011

    Thousands of journalists across the BBC yesterday took part in a second 24-hour strike against compulsory redundancies at the Corporation.

  • 20 May 2011

    All too often 'peace' becomes merely the absence of war, an aspiration beyond present circumstances, a limited discourse controlled by assumptions about the normality of conflict, or a moral choice alongside 'just war'. All these lazy or restrictive assumptions need challenging - and they are being, at the first global churches' and faith-conveyed peace gathering of its kind.

  • 25 Apr 2011

    A Green Party local election broadcast to be shown on BBC and ITV is set in a comedy club in Little Venice - but its contents are no joke, say the producers.