Ahlebait TV fined £10k by Ofcom for broadcasting antisemitic hate speech

Azha Khan



Ofcom has today imposed a financial penalty of £10,000 on Ahlebait TV Networks after it broke the regulator’s broadcasting rules.

Ofcom investigation concluded that statements in an episode of its current affairs programme 20th Hour – entitled “Money Power, Islam and a Just Order” – amounted to antisemitic hate speech, and derogatory and abusive treatment of Jewish people. We also found that the content had clear potential to cause significant offence and Ofcom did not consider there to be sufficient context to justify its broadcast.

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Given the seriousness of these breaches, Ofcom has imposed a financial penalty of £10,000 on Ahlebait TV Networks. Ofcom has also directed Ahlebait not to repeat the programme and to broadcast a statement of our findings against it on a date and in a form to be determined by Ofcom.