Thursday, June 10, 2010

Save Money, Shut Down OFCOM

These are austere times and we can not afford to have organisations and agencies that are just a total waste of public money. One such wasteful agency is OFCOM. Time and time again OFCOM has rejected valid complaints against Press TV for political reasons and for fear of sparking a diplomatic confrontation.

Former Press TV employees have told me how in the beginning they were careful and vigilant to abide by OFCOM rules but as OFCOM proved to be useless, Press TV directors got less and less worried to the point until which they explicitly stated 'Not to worry about OFCOM'.

Maziar Bahari's complaint to OFCOM against Press TV is not new nor is most of the footage shown in tonight's Channel4 program:
http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/uk/iran+journalistaposs+ofcom+complaint+over+tv+confession/3676242

The complaint is clear, Press TV knew Maziar Bahari was making confessions under duress and yet they still went ahead broadcasting it as a normal interview, clearly acting as a propaganda tool for a repressive regime and  colluding in the torture and detention of a journalist. OFCOM however still hasn't made up its mind, so lets stop wasting money, save schools, NHS and the other vital services and cut down on this waste of space which can't stand up to Press TV.

4 comments:

Waybec said...
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Waybec said...

REVISED: Well I'm all for freedom of speech and the Press, but would OFCOM allow a Robert Mugabe - a North Korean or even a Netanyahu News channel into British homes? The theocratic black shirts of Iran are already ranked as some of the worst jailers of journalists and violators of human rights in the world! They even arrest, torture or kill family members of critics! And that's without the recent open admission of them jamming other satellite signals against International law! Therefore, I say Enough Is Enough! Political Correctness and British tolerance only get the jeering finger from such monstrous moronic thugs! So it's high time we cut off the propaganda platform of the 'Stalinisic Rebublic of Iran.' And no nice smiley PRESS TV presenters in their nice smart suits, should blind OFCOM to the real style of Khamanei's gulag run tyrannies!

Addy Addie said...

I agree, they are overpaid superfluous parasites...get a proper productive job. One board person is a barrister but prefers this more lucrative 'work' Look at the AGM reports. £2000 a day! Why must every radio station be forced to push hourly 'news'. It's indoctrination and saturation & SO ANNOYING!! Try cotacting them to complain....impossible!

Anonymous said...

I agree, they are overpaid superfluous parasites...get a proper productive job. One board person is a barrister but prefers this more lucrative 'work' Look at the AGM reports. £2000 a day! Why must every radio station be forced to push hourly 'news'. It's indoctrination and saturation & SO ANNOYING!! Try cotacting them to complain....impossible!