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Does the British Royal Family get too much media attention?


Transmitted 10 December 2012. Posted 9 April 2013. Updated 29 May 2022

A few months ago, while the Duchess of Cambridge was in hospital due to her pregnancy, a spoof call by two Australian TV presenters was followed by the death of nurse Jacinda Saldanha. On 10 December 2012 the Islam Channel's "Politics and Media Show" discussed "Should Will and Kate get so much media attention?" However the video has only become available on the internet relatively recently.

The presenter was John Rees and the participants were:

  1. Tom Mills, investigative researcher with the New Left Project
  2. Dr Nasar Meer, Director of Centre for Civil Society and citizenship at Northumbria University (appearing by telephone)
  3. Myself, appearing as Vice Chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum

The 24 minute discussion was wide ranging. Amongst the questions addressed were:

You can watch the programme below. [Unfortunately since this page was created, the video has changed status and can no longer be watched. I have left the page up in case it becomes available again in future.]


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