The BBC’s re­li­gious quota

The Jewish Chronicle - - FEATURES/ -

JC reader Jonathan Ordman no­ticed that Ra­dio 4’s To­day pro­gramme was ad­ver­tis­ing on the BBC web­site for peo­ple to sit on its lis­tener panel. Po­ten­tial par­tic­i­pants were in­vited to fill in a form ask­ing: “Which of the fol­low­ing would you con­sider your­self to be? The choices are: Chris­tian, Mus­lim, Hindu, Sikh, Bud­dhist and other.”

Any reader who has a strong feel­ing that there may have been at least one im­por­tant omis­sion on that list may want to seek ad­vice from their imam or priest.

While on the sub­ject of omis­sions, the travel sec­tion of Lon­don list­ings mag­a­zine Time Out fo­cused on “the Holy Land” last week. There was an in­ter­est­ing ar­ti­cle on “Jor­dan”, one on “Syria” and an­other en­ti­tled “Jerusalem”. Alas, Time Out edi­tors failed to point out where the city of Jerusalem might be lo­cated (here is a clue: it is the cap­i­tal of a place called Is­rael).

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