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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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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".
Ofcom is still investigating a complaint from Virgin Media about how the Premier League sells its TV rights but rejected the application to halt the sale until the investigation is completed.
But Ofcom, which says it studied business plans from both Royal Mail and its competitors, ruled the current set-up posed no threat to the universal service.
A decision is likely before then, with the licence set to be re-advertised if the Prince project, which has already been rejected once, fails to meet Ofcom approval.
But Ofcom has said the broadcaster did not breach any of its responsibilities under the broadcasting code.
Secondly, Ofcom was much more positive about a digital licence.