Archive for ofcom
The Ofcom website isn't quite a winner in the plain English stakes.
Had a series of calls from 01625 664 756 where whenever you answer the phone, it just goes dead? These sort of silent calls are meant to be controlled by strict regulation, but the phone marketing industry in the UK has a fair number of questionable firms who regularly flout the rules – until people complain […]
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… […]
Ofcom's current consultation into the rules for party election broadcasts on TV (the free slots political parties and candidates get for short films) raises an intriguing question about local TV licensees. What should they have to broadcast?
Welcome to the latest of my monthly collections for the Engine Group of five links that you shouldn’t miss. The bots that edit Wikipedia http://bbc.in/PtlLTJ Behind the scenes of the international encyclopedia which anyone can edit is a small army of automated programs that keep the site going. An app – to check for […]
Ofcom’s judgement summary reads: On 17 December 2009, BBC Radio 4 broadcast an edition of Today, its early morning news and current affairs programme, which included an item looking back at the preceding day’s activities in Parliament and discussed questions put to Ms Harriet Harman MP (who was standing in for the Prime Minister) during [...]
At the end of last week the regulator Ofcom published a draft of the code to be followed for taking action against online copyright infringement following the passage of the Digital Economy Act. As Rory Cellan-Jones points out, some aspects of the draft code deal with concerns raised during the passage of the Act. In particular, [...]
Ofcom’s latest ‘Media Literacy’ survey is out and it includes some significant findings for firms wishing to sell to the public: Communication preferences have changed since 2005 – for example, adults are now more likely to prefer to check their bank balance online (30% vs. 22%) and less likely to prefer to check their bank balance […]
A message from Ofcom brought this news today: Ofcom today announced it has not upheld complaints received from the Scottish National Party (SNP) and Plaid Cymru about The First Election Debate broadcast on ITV1 at 8.30pm on Thursday 15 April 2010. The political parties complained that the programme was not impartial and was also misleading. The complaints were [...]
Baroness Buscombe has me intrigued. She’s in favour of the media attacks on the House of Commons, but against those on the House of Lords. (Source) She’s in favour of the Press Complaint Commission’s remit being extended outside its core areas, but against that of Ofcom being extended outside its core areas. (Source: here and […]