Tag Archives: Ofcom

BBC: Snoozenight lawyers asleep at the wheel?

“Some basic journalistic checks were not completed and no one was sure who was giving the final sign-off on the story on the day, the report found (FT)” I’ve been asked by countless people (OK, one) what I think of … Continue reading

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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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Ofcom shows us How to Complain about a Radio or TV prog

  Dear Mr Ofcom, I wish to make a complaint. Never have I been so shocked and disgusted as when I switched on my YouTube this morning. If I had known that such shoddy rubbish was to be screened in this country, I would have emigrated … Continue reading

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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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Wheat from Chaff makes Mincemeat of the Gardner!

I found this in the Guardian/Comment is Free on-line. Someone who calls him/herself WheatFromChaff replied to an article by left-wing lawyer and blogger Carl Gardner calling for Effective regulation of the media, independent and outside of the courts. (Carl Gardner wrote): Instead … 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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