Producers Handbook

Due Objectivity

Religious programmes should treat claims that living individuals or groups have special powers or abilities with due objectivity.

In any event, such programmes must not be broadcast when significant numbers of children are likely to be watching. This rule exists to protect the vulnerable, particularly from those that might claim to have special powers or abilities in order to encourage people to support them, for example financially. This rule does not apply to the founders of recognised religions and/or belief systems, for example Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Buddha.