The Day My Compliance Blog Became Breaking News
While browsing Ofcom’s website, I noticed that Al Arabiya, which had recently been fined £120,000 by Ofcom for breaching its broadcasting code, was listed as no longer possessing a license. As I had already blogged about the substantial fine imposed on them I decided to do a quick update on my website and on my Twitter account. This is what happened next…Read more
After £120,000 Ofcom fine, has Al Arabiya given up its licence ?
In February 2018 Ofcom fined the Dubai based news channel, Al Arabiya, £120,000 for breaching fairness and privacy regulations. It seems the channel has now either voluntarily given up its licence to broadcast in the UK or had it revoked by Ofcom because its name has disappeared from the list of licensed services on Ofcom’s […]Read more
Mind The Compliance Gap Between Youtube & Children’s TV
An excellent Guardian article by Tim Walker about Children’s TV makes the point that while the UK broadcast regulator Ofcom, has been granted new powers regarding children’s public service programming, what many young people are viewing is the largely unregulated content on the internet…Read more