Aaqil Ahmed, the BBC’s head of religion and ethics, has written a report on the corporation’s religious programming for director general Lord Hall
A report by Aaqil Ahmed, the BBC’s head of religion and ethics, suggests that more airtime be given to programming focused on Muslim, Hindu and Sikh faiths.
According to the Sunday Times, Ahmed told a Commons meeting on religious literacy that he had written a report for the BBC’s director-general Lord Hall in response to criticism from non-Christian faiths that they were under-represented.
In a statement, Ahmed said that Christianity remains a “cornerstone” of the corporation’s output and “there are more hours dedicated to it than there are to other faiths”.
“It has evolved over the years and we regularly assess it. We do look at the number of hours we produce, and measure that against the religious make-up of society.”