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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Ofcom Rules "Jerry Springer: The Opera" "Not in Contravention of Ofcom's Code"

Ofcom, the agency in charge of monitoring UK media, has ruled that the BBC's broadcast of "Jerry Springer: The Opera" was not in breach of official standards. "Ofcom recognises that a large number of people were deeply offended by the transmission of "Jerry Springer: The Opera". Nevertheless, it is Ofcom's view that the show was an important work and commentary on modern television....The programme as broadcast was not only clearly labelled and signposted, but was preceded by programmes which aimed to put the whole show in context."

Read Ofcom's decision here.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/2005/05/ofcom_rules_jer.html

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