Ofcom criticises 5 TV channels for breaking rules in favour of Tower Hamlets Mayor

23 January 2013 , , ,

The Docklands & East London Advertiser reports:

Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has censured five Bangladeshi television channels for carrying an advertisement amounting to a party political broadcast for Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman.

The advertisement, taken out for two weeks in January 2012, was broadcast as many as 15 times a day across five channels…

In a ruling published earlier this week, Ofcom said: “The purpose of the advertisement was not to inform and educate the public.

“Ofcom considered that the purpose of the advertisement was to promote the Mayor in a positive light. The advertisement plainly sought to convey the aspirations of Mayor, Mr Rahman.”

 

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