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Legal battle to save Jewish show

by: Ben Simons - Last updated: 2012-10-20

BBC Manchester

BBC Manchester

The BBC is to be taken to court in a last bid effort to overturn a decision to cancel a weekly Jewish radio show broadcast by BBC Radio Manchester.

Gillian Cohn, who is involved in Jewish Muslim interfaith work and is a retired senior legal officer formerly with Bury Council is seeking to get a judge to review the BBC's decision to axe the Mancheser Jewish show on grounds of discrimination.

Members of the local Jewish community have raised their concerns that they will lose their show while other communities such as Black, Asian and Chinese will maintain their weekly shows.

The BBC Manchester Jewish Citizen show, also known as the Jewish Hour, has been part of the BBC's engagcement with local communities for more than 20 years.  Shows for local Irish and gay communities are also facing the axe by the end of this year.

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