Friday, October 08, 2004

BBC Religion under scrutiny

Today's Guardian features news of a review of BBC's religious output:

BBC's religious and EU coverage under scrutiny
Matt Wells
Publishing the terms of reference for the reviews yesterday, the governors said the Central Religious Advisory Committee, which advises British broadcasters on coverage of religious issues, had "highlighted concern about the marginalised scheduling of much religious output, including the absence of a regular slot, and the lack of understanding of religious faiths on the part of some programme-makers".

Jana Bennett, the director of television, has agreed to develop a new religion strategy. The last one, approved two years ago, is not believed to have been a success.
Well, I'll be keeping an eye on this. I think the BBC has produced some excellent religious programming over the last few years, and I've been lucky enough to have been involved with some of it myself.

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