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Will Ofcom ‘grow a backbone’ over politician presenters?

15 May 2024

10:23 PM

15 May 2024

10:23 PM

What comes around goes around. Instead of Ofcom doing the scrutinising, the media regulator found itself under the microscope this week. On Tuesday, Ofcom’s CEO was hauled in front of peers on the Communications and Digital Committee during its inquiry into the future of news. After the regulator was recently urged to ‘grow a backbone and quick’ by Andrew Neil over its approach to politicians presenting TV programmes, Dame Melanie Dawes was quizzed about claims of inconsistency in Ofcom’s monitoring of impartiality.

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