Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Ofcom Bans Make Poverty History Ads

UK regulator Ofcom has found that the groups making up the Make Poverty History coalition have violated Ofcom guidelines in the way they have created their commercials and has banned them from advertising their activities on radio and television in their current manner. In its decision published today, the agency found that MPH "is a body whose objects are wholly or mainly of a political nature" and its ads as currently constituted would contravene the agency's regulations. Read more in the Media Guardian here.

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