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In a report on 17 January 2013 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20945253) on Israel’s “Judaisation” policies in the Negev, BBC reporter Tim Whewell wrote that “Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel are guaranteed full equality by law.”
Last night’s Panorama programme (BBC1, 28 January 2013) was sickening, but for those interested in disability or welfare issues, sadly not so shocking.
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.
The first episode of twelve in series six of 'The Big Questions', the BBC's Sunday morning religion and ethics TV programme, was broadcast yesterday morning (6 January 2013) on BBC1 at 10.00am. Ekklesia's Jonathan Bartley was part of their line-up. It can be viewed on iPlayer.
Ekklesia co-director Jonathan Bartley will be appearing on BBC1's Sunday Morning Live discussion-based television programme on 18 November 2012, broadcasting at 10.00am.
With the US presidential election only a matter of days away, BBC Radio Scotland's 'Sunday Morning with Ricky Ross' programme will explore why religion is so important in American political life, and the extent to which religion and belief may impact the outcome of the electoral process.
In their hour of greatest need, the most vulnerable are being let down by the mainstream media, and particularly our national publicly funded broadcaster.
Ekklesia co-director Simon Barrow appears on BBC Radio Wales' 'All Things Considered' programme at 9am on Sunday 29 April 2012. It lasts around 30 minutes and is also available afterwards as a Podcast.