Radio Asian Fever fined �4k for homosexuality jibe

Radio Asian Fever in trouble with Ofcom
Radio Asian Fever in trouble with Ofcom

Leeds community station, Radio Asian Fever has been fined �4,000 by Ofcom for two broadcasts it made in August last year relating to homosexuality (in the case of the first programme) and mixed-faith marriages (in the case of the second programme).

The content of the programme broadcast on 17th August 2011 included two statements which Ofcom considered were likely to encourage or to incite the commission of crime against homosexuals and were likely to encourage others to copy unacceptable behaviour towards homosexuals.

Ofcom said both episodes contained a number of statements about homosexuality and mixed-faith marriages, which had the potential to cause offence to the audience.

Ofcom decided that these breaches were serious and therefore a financial penalty should be imposed. The broadcaster is also required to broadcast a statement of Ofcom�۪s findings, on a date and in a form to be determined by Ofcom.

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