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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ofcom Checks Out Use of Term Used During ITV Broadcast

Ofcom is investigating whether a journalist's use of the word "pikey"--slang for "gypsy"--violated the agency's broadcast code. Martin Brundle used the term while doing an interview with Bernie Ecclestone on ITV before the Canadian Grand Prix on June 8, and some viewers complained, prompting the network to issue an apology.

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