• 26 Jan 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.

  • 25 Jan 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.

  • 24 Jan 2009
  • 24 Jan 2009

    International Development Secretary Douglas Alexander has joined aid agencies in urging the BBC to broadcast a charitable appeal for Gaza, which it has refused to do for what critics call "political reasons."

  • 23 Jan 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.

  • 24 Nov 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.

  • 30 Oct 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.

  • 17 Oct 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.

  • 4 Jul 2008

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

  • 14 Mar 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.