A BBC exec told the Sunday Telegraph that the news service wouldn’t rule out the possibility of a Muslim news presenter wearing a veil:
Asked specifically about the issue of a Muslim newsreader wearing a veil, he said: “The key is, if it does not hamper our primary obligation to deliver the news and information to our viewers and listeners then we would be respectful of that.
The appropriateness of what reporters wear while working isn’t always clear cut. Current and previous kerfuffles involve journalists wearing a Jewish kippa, a Christian cross, a scarf, a US flag pin, sunglasses, a Chicago Bears shirt, even pajamas. Where to draw the line? Post your comments.