Is this the first charity appeal ever censored for endangering editorial balance?

Outrage, rightly, for the decision of the BBC and Sky News to not screen the following public service announcement from the Disasters Emergency Committee promoting its Gaza Crisis Appeal. Is it editorially biased to promote a charitable appeal for the victims of war?

Gabba Day 1 podcast playlist

Just over an hour of bedtime listening late last night for me, with MP3 audio summaries from the ABC, BBC, Guardian, Telegraph and CricInfo. The BBC, Guardian and Telegraph are all producing special daily podcast programs.

The ABC's Ashes podcast feed consists of a collection of four clips, being the stumps summary, two press conference interview and a radio highlights package. All of the ABC's material is also available for download from the Cricket Australia site (which does not have a podcast feed).

On the Beeb again

I've just done a brief interview on BBC Five Live's Pods and Blogs program, the second time I've been on their show. They were doing a segment previewing the Ashes, talking mainly about the BBC Online coverage (which will include Test Match Special podcasts after each day's play).

But they also trotted out one of my more infamous podcasts from The Net Sessions, after which I gave my take on this year's Ashes (ie, that Australia's experience will be the decisive factor) and discussed blogging a little.

"One Day of War" (2004)

By sheer chance I happened to watch on BBC World last night the second part of a two-hour documentary produced for BBC Two's "This World" program called "One Day of War". It was a quite fascinating account of sixteen people in each of sixteen trouble spots around the world, all filmed on the same day, 22 March 2004.