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OFCOM Complaint Upheld for Joseph Frasier Solicitors Client

OFCOM ruled unjust and unfair broadcast treatment of individual

 
PRLog - Jan. 7, 2014 - BLACKBURN, U.K. -- After repeated accusations of financial deception were broadcast on a satellite TV channel earlier this year, ultimately forcing an individual to flee the country, OFCOM has ruled this was unjust and unfair treatment.

Acting on behalf of the individual, Ms Saba Maryam, Joseph Frasier Solicitors asserted that the digital satellite channel in question; ‘Noor TV’, broadcast every 15-20 minutes a statement in Urdu, accompanied by a photo of the complainant, accusing her of using the channel’s name to defraud people.

Noor TV apparently invited Ms Maryam to respond to the allegations and also provided several signed witness statements that apparently provided substance to the claims of deception and cheating.

Despite this, OFCOM ruled that the station had presented a serious allegation of fraud against Ms Maryam without taking the due care to present the facts in full.

A subsequent failure of the defendant to offer the opportunity of an appropriate forum for a response was also deemed to be unfair treatment of Ms Maryam, a complaint also upheld by OFCOM.

Commenting on the welcome decision, Diane France a Solicitor at Joseph Frasier said:

‘We are very pleased with the decision that has been reached by OFCOM. Ms Maryam has maintained her innocence to these allegations and accordingly these broadcasts should not have been aired. The statement is extremely defamatory of Ms Maryam. It is harder to think of a clearer example of a defamatory statement’’

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Saimina J Virmani
08456 537 529
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Source:Joseph Frasier Solicitors
Location:Blackburn - Lancashire - United Kingdom
Industry:Legal, Television
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