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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Judge Rules That Former TalkSport Host May Challenge Ofcom Ruling Over On Air Comments

Radio host Jon Gaunt will be allowed to challenge Ofcom's ruling that he breached the broadcast code by calling London councilman Michael Stark a "health Nazi" and other things on air, a London court has ruled. Mr. Justice Stadlen accepted Mr. Gaunt's arguments that Ofcom's adjudication that the comments breached Ofcom's code raised enough questions concerning Mr. Gaunt's freedom of expression under the UK's Human Rights Act, enacted in 1998. Mr. Gaunt lost his job with TalkSport over the incident.

Read the text of Ofcom's challenged ruling here.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/2010/01/radio-host-jon-gaunt-will-be-allowed-to-challenge-ofcoms-ruling-that-he-breached-the-broadcast-code-by-calling-london-council.html

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