PTC Punjabi rapped by Ofcom for biasness in music video
PTC Punjabi has been rapped by Ofcom for due impartiality in a music video broadcast in January 2022.
Ofcom received a complaint that a music video included in this programme was biased, especially in light of the fact that Indians who are resident in the UK have the right to vote in India.
PTC Punjabi explained that the song had been aired by mistake. It stated that this occurred because the person who “handles the logs was on leave due to Christmas and New Year”. They went on to state that they “have taken immediate action and stopped running the song”.
Ofcom concluded that its decision was that GNM UK failed to preserve due impartiality on matters of political controversy or current public policy, and this programme was therefore in breach of Rule 5.5 of the Code.