Category - bbc

  • April 22, 2009

    Calls for the BBC's new head of religion and ethics to be a Christian as if by right or necessity are wrong, says Sunny Hundal. Public broadcasting should be open to all and not beholden to narrow lobbies.

  • February 20, 2009

    In a move likely to increase accusations of lack of public accountability, the BBC Trust has found that the BBC acted "reasonably" in refusing to screen a non-political humanitarian appeal for Gaza.

  • February 19, 2009

    The whole point of the Children Society’s latest project was to hear what children were saying and to give them a voice, says Jonathan Bartley. But the world of adult decision-making does not really want to know.

  • February 9, 2009

    The Guardian has today launched an alternative to the BBC’s long running Thought for the Day slot, broadcast at 7.50am in the morning on Radio 4.

  • January 30, 2009

    Bishop William Kenney, part of a delegation of Catholic bishops from Europe and North America who visited Israel-Palestine this month, has expressed regret at the BBC's refusal to show a charity appeal for Gaza.

  • January 28, 2009

    Protesters set fire to their TV licenses in a sit-in at the BBC broadcasting centre in London yesterday evening, as complaints continued about the Corporation's refusal to show a Gaza charity appeal.

  • January 27, 2009

    A House of Commons motion criticising the BBC and Sky for refusing to broadcast a plea for humanitarian aid funding for Gaza has been backed by 112 MPs. Actors and directors are also joining the protest.

  • January 26, 2009

    The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has put up on YouTube the television appeal for humanitarian aid that the BBC and Sky are refusing to show.

  • January 26, 2009

    BBC director general Mark Thompson this morning added to confusion and public annoyance over his decision to ban a non-partisan charitable appeal for victims of the conflict in Gaza.

  • January 25, 2009

    The BBC's misguided attempt to 'avoid controversy' by refusing a charities' emergency appeal for Gaza has turned into a major crisis for the publicly-funded Corporation, say outraged critics.