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New BBC head of news challenged over royal bias

The campaign group Republic has today written to BBC’s new head of news, James Harding, asking for a meeting to discuss the broadcaster’s continuing and widespread pro-royal bias.

Charles must appear before MPs inquiry following lobbying revelations: Republic

Campaign group Republic has accused Prince Charles of dishonesty and today demanded MPs call him as a witness in their ‘royal veto’ inquiry.

Republic’s Duchy tax campaign sparks C4 documentary and commons inquiry

A campaign by anti-monarchy group Republic calling for the Duchy of Cornwall to pay corporation tax has been given a major boost with a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary tonight and a parliamentary inquiry later this month.

Queen should reject funding increase: Republic

Republic has called on the Queen to reject announced funding increases after it was revealed she is to get a 5% raise. The deal struck by the government two years ago doesn't allow royal funding to go down but does mean it will continue to rise year-on-year in line with crown estate profits.

EXCLUSIVE: Prince Charles seals "immoral" deal with Bahraini regime

Prince Charles has been accused of "giving legitimacy to one of the world's most repressive regimes" after sealing a deal on behalf of his architecture group who will advise the Bahraini government on housing and planning.

BBC accused of blocking embarrassing royal stories

The BBC has been accused of operating a deliberate policy of ignoring or underplaying news stories that could embarrass the monarchy, while giving significant coverage to pro-royal "puff pieces".

BBC Protest: 11:30am, May 11 at Broadcasting House

Republic supporters will be gathering outside Broadcasting House on May 11 to protest against the corporation's continued promotion of the monarchy.

Protesters will gather at 11am for an 11:30am start on Saturday May 11.

Protest planned as Republic demands BBC stop promoting the monarchy

Republic has pledged to step up its campaign against the BBC's pro-royal coverage following the broadcaster's announcement of a season to 'celebrate' the Queen's coronation. The campaign group has met with BBC executives in the past over their continuing pro-royal bias.

Republic condemns "immoral" #royalpayrise

Campaign group Republic has responded to the news that the royal household will receive an extra GBP 6m after a new system for funding the monarchy came into force.

Republic challenges BBC over Prince William documentary

Democracy group Republic has today challenged the BBC over its continuing role as propagandist-in-chief for the royal family. The move follows news that the broadcaster will be showing a four part series following prince William in his job as a search and rescue helicopter pilot.

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