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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.
I have been commenting on the prospects Archbishop Justin Welby, who starts his new job this week, on BBC Radio 5 Live 'Morning Reports' (5am onwards), on Premier Radio, and on other news bulletins on 4 February 2013.
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.