An all-day symposium is being held on Thursday 10 June 2010 in response to the current consultation on the BBC's Strategy Review, asking "what is the future for pluralism in the supply of public service content in the UK?"
The General Synod of the Church of England has rejected a motion condemning the television coverage of religion by the BBC and independent companies, preferring to encourage rather than cajole broadcasters.
Rather than moaning about religious output on the BBC and elsewhere, Christians would do better to look at how - and what - they are communicating themselves, says Simon Barrow. In a mixed belief era the church cannot expect privileged coverage, but it has unparalleled opportunities to engage in a vibrant media environment.
The Church of England has joined community and public broadcasting campaigners in urging the Government to uphold the prohibition on product placement in TV programmes, following commercial pressure to end it.