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.”