China – Ofcom’s sanctions headache

Ofcom’s decision (Bulletin 406) to find China’s state TV station broke fairness and privacy rules by broadcasting the ‘forced confession’ of British former journalist Peter Humphrey (pictured) has thrust the regulator onto the sharp horns of a high profile sanctions… Continue

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The great Al Arabiya mystery

As consultant with leading West End media firm, Simons Muirhead, I was privileged last night to be invited on to both the Al Jazeera Arabic and English services (see picture) to seek to explain the great Al Arabiya mystery. Why… Continue

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When is an Ofcom sanction NOT an Ofcom sanction?

This issue was highlighted by the recent Ofcom decision to order Channel 4 News to broadcast a summary of its determination that the programme had seriously breached Rule 5.1 of the Broadcasting Code (lack of due accuracy in news).

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