Ofcom Fairness complaints: how to win

Are the two Channel 4 documentaries containing sexual harassment and assault claims by ten men against Kevin Spacey (pictured above) fair to the actor? Shown on the public service broadcaster on 6 and 7 May, viewers of the programmes called… Continue

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Ofcom: why new privacy cases matter

Cliff Richard is not the only person looking pensive after his High Court privacy victory over the BBC on 18 July. Many broadcasters are asking what it means for them in terms of their fairness and privacy (F&P) duties under… Continue

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December tip: use that Ofcom research!

It is easy to ignore or overlook Ofcom’s research on the media. On 29 November 2017 for example the regulator published Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes 2017 report. This is an annual report but it provides detailed evidence on media… Continue

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November tip: don’t forget the informal

When dealing with an Ofcom issue many broadcasters just read the Code, other published documents and consult any relevant formal guidance. If there is an investigation they deal with Ofcom only through formal correspondence. My tip is do not neglect… Continue

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