“Forced” confessions – broadcasters beware

If broadcasters needed yet another stern warning about the grave dangers of transmitting ‘confessions’ by individuals without carrying out reasonable checks first, then Ofcom has provided it. The regulator has upheld a complaint by a Qatari intelligence officer, Hamad Al-Hammadi… Continue

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The importance of consent when filming

It is crucial for broadcasters to get appropriate consent from people being filmed. In a sensible and well-reasoned not in breach privacy decision on ¬†Channel 5’s Fatal Fog: Winter Road Rescue (pictured), Ofcom sets out the sort of factors it… Continue

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