• January 23, 2009

    The BBC has angered aid groups and members of the public by blocking an advert from 13 development organisations for desperately needed humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of the Gaza conflict.

  • November 24, 2008

    The political instinct is to react, and sometimes to overreact to cultural blips as well as big issues. Simon Barrow suggests that we might all need to lighten up to regain a deeper sense of perspective.

  • October 30, 2008

    The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has today written to the BBC over its part in the MPH motor show, which opens today in London and whose owners Clarion Events have recently purchased arms fairs.

  • October 17, 2008

    BBC chief Mark Thompson has given a robust defence of the Corporation's engagement with religion. Those who say the BBC is anti-Christian, or alternatively that it is broadcasting religious propaganda, are wrong, he says.

  • July 4, 2008

    The news that doyen BBC correspondent Charles Wheeler has died is a sad day for journalism.

  • March 14, 2008

    Forget Maria. How do you solve a problem like Jesus? After all, everyone has a view: well-meaning Jewish guru, dangerous heretic, son of God, charlatan. The list is endless. Mel Gibson gave us the fundamentalist's Jesus of gruesome realism: a tortured body offset by expensive LA orthodontistry (bad teeth would have been a realism too far). This year's Easter offering from the BBC - boldly scheduled for primetime on BBC1 - reaches for the other extreme and presents the inoffensive Liberal Democrat Jesus: Nick Clegg with a beard.

  • February 19, 2008

    As the furore over Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams' remarks about religious and civil law subsides into a more considered debate beyond the headlines, the Anglican leader is receiving backing from some unexpected quarters.

  • February 8, 2008

    Lambeth Palace has been bracing itself for harsh morning headlines, after the Archbishop of Canterbury was widely interpreted as calling for the incorporation of Muslim Sharia law alongside English law. But is that what he said?

  • January 23, 2008

    The BBC are to broadcast a new prime time series about the days before Jesus' crucifixion which it is suggested will attract audiences of ten million. The series follows several other major programmes exploring the Christian faith.

  • January 15, 2008

    One of the BBC chief reporters has defied a government ban on the Corporation's personnel operating in Zimbabwe, and has reported that opposition to President Robert Mugabe is growing within his own Zanu-PF party.