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Monday, July 9, 2007

Ofcom Imposes Fine on BBC for Call-In Deception

Ofcom has imposed a 50,000 pound fine on the BBC after its investigation of the "Blue Peter" call-in program disclosed that the show allowed a non-participant, a child, to pose as a caller after "technical difficulties" caused problems during one program last year. Here's more in a story from the BBC website. The fine follows on the heels of controversies over other British call in programs. The fine is already being criticized, since the BBC is ultimately funded by taxpayers. Read more in a Guardian story here.

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