Tag Archives: Standards

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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MediaCityUK: Investigations and Secret Recording Guidance

The Beeb has revised its Editorial Policy on Investigations and on Secret Recording for programme makers planning: larger-scale investigations to reveal serious anti-social behaviour or crime, with a significant element of undercover work, and secret recording, central to the evidence-gathering. The revision … 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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None too smart

That 43 page UBS Dress Code; When good intentions go hilariously awry. See the Wall Street Journal & everywhere else .

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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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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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