Monday, December 14, 2009

Television: The Broadcasting Code: controversial sports incidents

Rule 7.1 of the Broadcasting Code, which obliges broadcasters to treat individuals fairly, recently came under scrutiny in a sporting context during a case involving a handler who had been shown apparently mistreating a horse. Angus Bujalski and Eleanor Steyn, Associates with Michael Simkins LLP, examine how although At The Races' (ATR) coverage failed to take into account earlier incidents - such as the hospitalisation of a groom - it was judged to be fair by Ofcom, as ATR could not have known about the earlier incidents.

To read the full article in the December edition of World Sports Law Report, click here.


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