Over the last few days we have been made aware of complaints and concerns arising from our decision to conduct and publish an interview with the philosopher Peter Singer.
Peter Singer's views on disability are not those of Novara Media, and we want people to know that we have not been inactive since concerns have been raised. We are currently discussing the matter in line with our internal processes as a matter of priority, as well as reaching out to activists within the disabled people's movement.
We take the fact that we have caused hurt to disabled people very seriously, and we acknowledge that criticisms of the decision to air this interview were made in good faith, and sit within a wider context of both Novara Media's shortcomings on commissioning and publishing content on disability and the heinous assaults which have been waged against disabled people over the course of the pandemic.
We are keen to open a constructive dialogue about how we can do better and welcome recommendations.