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Ofcom

(ˈɒfkɒm)
n acronym for
(Telecommunications) (in Britain)Office of Communications: a government body regulating the telecommunications industries; a super-regulator merging the Radio Authority, Independent Television Commission, and Oftel
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An Ofcom spokeswoman said: "RT's failings were a serious breach of our due impartiality rules, which protect public trust in news and other programmes."
In addition, Ofcom noted that new EU laws have been introduced which "provide a package of measures designed to address many of the concerns" raised by the regulator but do not give Ofcom the legal power to impose default tariffs.
Mr Jones, originally from Wrexham, said: "I am privileged to have the opportunity to take on this new role at an important time for Ofcom.
In its ruling, Ofcom said RT failed to give sufficient weight to a range of views in seven current affairs discussion or news items.
QNA had hired Carter-Ruck to submit a complaint at Ofcom against Al-Arabiya and Sky News Arabia for broadcasting fabricated and false statements attributed to HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani after QNA's website was hacked on May 24, 2017, a crime that the four countries of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt used to justify the siege that they have been imposing on Qatar since June 5, 2017, thepeninsulaqatar reported.
Avaaz has accused Ofcom of failing to investigate Fox News content and take into account alleged corporate governance failures at Mr Murdoch's media empire before reaching its decision.
Earlier this year we revealed how Cardiff-based Deryn had been contracted by Ofcom Wales to monitor events at the National Assembly for an unspecified fee.
In July, Ofcom expressed concern that BT has the "incentive and ability" to favour its own retail business when making strategic decisions about new network investments by Openreach.
Many Scots will be surprised by the judgments of Ofcom, who regulate the whole communications industry including radio and TV.
BT shares rose by 3% after Ofcom proposed major reform of the division of BT which develops and maintains the UK's main telecoms network used by telephone and broadband providers such as Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone and BT Consumer.
Ofcom said the declining letters market and increased competition in parcels means it sees no need to "impose new price controls on Royal Mail's wholesale or retail products".