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Monday, November 21, 2005

New Ofcom Report Finds Soaps, Reality Shows Have More Offensive Language Than Other Shows on British TV

The UK watchdog agency Ofcom has released a report, Language and Sexual Imagery in Broadcasting: A Contextual Investigation, that maintains that offensive language on British television now starts earlier in the evening than it did a few years ago and instances are more widespread. Further, says the report, viewers believe that soaps, including some daytime dramas, and reality shows are to blame for the increase, even though Ofcom notes that a close examination demonstrated that viewers might be associating violence with offensive language. Read more here.

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