Category - media

  • July 15, 2011

    The Murdoch media ownership debate shows that the BBC licence deal should be examined again, says the National Union of Journalists.

  • July 15, 2011

    Thousands of BBC journalists have begun a 24-hour strike against compulsory redundancies, leaving flagship programmes like Radio 4's 'Today' off-air.

  • July 13, 2011

    Andreas Whittam Smith, First Church Estates Commissioner, has warned the C of E against a "premature" pull-out from the Murdoch media empire.

  • July 13, 2011

    The Church of England's Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) is considering selling its £3.8 million investment in News Corp.

  • May 31, 2011

    The media this morning (31 May) are very excited about a survey showing that nearly two-thirds of people aged 20 to 45 in the UK expect never to own their own home. Most of the coverage did not even mention that the survey also revealed that nearly a quarter don’t want to.

  • May 28, 2011

    Climate change in Asia is falling hardest on poor and indigenous communities and Christian communicators are making "climate justice" a key priority.

  • May 20, 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.

  • May 16, 2011

    Given the nature of both the topic and the media, if religion is covered as news, the bad stuff will predominate; if it appears as features, the good side gets a chance to show, says Martin E. Marty. He illustrates his point with reference to Southern Baptists in the USA.

  • May 12, 2011

    El Salvador must take immediate action to protect journalists who fear for their lives after receiving a series of death threats, says Amnesty.

  • April 6, 2011

    After more than two years working for an aid agency you would have thought I’d be used to bad news. But, do you know, the emphasis of CAFOD’s work is about the solution – the good stuff that can and will be done to make difficult situations better, to push against injustice, to offer people the tools to get themselves and their families further away from the red lines of poverty and abuse.