Ofcom Broadcast Bulletin 20 November 2017

Ofcom’s latest Broadcast Bulletin (20 November 2017) contains decisions about important TV compliance matters from due impartiality (involving Labour MP for Bethal Green and Bow, Rushanara Ali), to a breach of the election rules on General Election day on 8 June, to an intriguing Ofcom privacy determination about BBC3 programme How Police Missed the Grindr Killer. This documentary was about Stephen Port, convicted in 2016 for “date-raping” and murdering four young gay men in London within 15 months of each other, and featured images from a gay website including four unobscured photographs of the complainant (Mr G).

Our Consultant, ex-Ofcom executive Trevor Barnes, comments on the compliance lessons to be learnt from this Bulletin in his new blog.