Ofcom issues reminder to radio stations ahead the election

Ofcom is reminding stations about their obligations to ensure their content complies with the Broadcasting Code for the upcoming General Election.

The regulator wants broadcasters to make sure they and their staff are aware of the due impartiality, due accuracy and special election rules.

It adds that it will consider breaches of Sections Five and Six in election programming as serious resulting in financial penalty or even revocation of a licence in the most serious cases.

These rules are designed to safeguard the integrity of democratic debate, recognising the important role that the broadcast media play in ensuring that audiences are able to access news and current affairs they can trust.

Rules around election programming include not having candidates as presenters, and for all and any election coverage to comply with the highest standards of due impartiality.

You can see the full details of this note here.