The Day My Compliance Blog Became Breaking News

19th February 2018 | Liz Munro

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…

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After £120,000 Ofcom fine, has Al Arabiya given up its licence ?

15th February 2018 | Liz Munro

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 […]

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Mind The Compliance Gap Between Youtube & Children’s TV

14th February 2018 | Liz Munro

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…

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