Tag Archives: Fairness

What’s this Contributor business?

Some people have asked why you need to get confirmation in writing that you are a ‘contributor’. (See Tip 2 below) You can read my blog post, http://www.airsupremacy.co.uk/blog/2010/09/01/229/ for the long version but in brief Ofcom ruled last year (to … Continue reading

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Ofcom’s new Broadcasting Code out today

Ofcom’s new Broadcasting Code takes effect today. It sets rules for TV and radio broadcasts, and replaces the previous version. The full Code and Guidance Notes can be found here: http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/broadcasting/broadcast-codes/broadcast-code/

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The silent Ofcom committee

Ofcom delegated Standards & Fairness decisions to an internal review committee http://bit.ly/anQiO9.  Four people armed with a fat rubber stamp. Yet another committee in an impenetrable bureaucratic legalistic monolith, where clarity, speed, fairness and common-sense feature on my ‘at risk’ register. Two years downstream and not … Continue reading

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Code War Warrior

I’m not sure if my last blog had anything to do with it, but BBC1 Watchdog (TX 21/10/10) is back up on iPlayer- it’s a cracking programme. Hurry you only have a couple of days left to watch it. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00vjbwp/Watchdog_21_10_2010/ I … Continue reading

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Ofcom’s Un-Fairness Committee – A Top Media Lawyer Writes:

 I’ve had a very positive response to my last blog “Ofcom’s Unfairness Committee”, with the link re-tweeted on Twitter to over 10,000 PR and Media people! It’s obviously struck a chord; In particular I want to share this note from Susan Barty, a partner with … Continue reading

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Ofcom’s Un-Fairness Committee

John Stonborough asks ‘After a Ruling that destroys the Right to be Heard – Is it Time to Overhaul the Ofcom Standards and Fairness Complaints Process?’ In a telling scene in the new Stieg Larsson film, The Girl Who Played with … Continue reading

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Ofcom Ruling destroys Right to be Heard.

Ofcom has profoundly damaged the ‘right to be heard’ by this perverse ruling (see pages 51-108) The entire Channel 4 programme (Dispatches: What‟s In Your Breakfast?, Channel 4, 26 October 2009) was an attack on cereal manufacturers and their products. How … Continue reading

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