ATN Bangla has been found in breach by media regulator Ofcom for airing a political advertisement, which are prohibited on radio and television under broadcasting rules.
The advert was placed on the channel by an organisation called the UK Jubo League. The broadcaster said the advertiser was “not part of the Bangladesh Jubo League which is the youth arm of the Bangladesh Awami League”.
However, Ofcom was unable to accept the advertiser۪s account of the UK Jubo League being non-political in nature, in the face of the facts of the advertisement’s actual content.
The advert was aired on 26th April 2012 at 23:00.