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Thursday, 16 June 2011

The 1988 Broadcasting Ban (targeting Sinn Fein in N.I.)

Following the refusal of ITV, or its then-regulator the IBA, to bow to gov pressure and ban the Death on the Rock doc in 1988, which exposed an illegal 'shoot-to-kill' policy by the Thatcher gov, the gov side-stepped the regulator to impose the 1988 Broadcasting Ban. This banned the voices of anyone speaking for a list of 'terrorist' organisations. The broadcast media were unhappy at this censorship, and sought to get round it by using actors' voices. C4 went a step further with this brutal satire (featuring Steve Coogan) from Chris Morris' The Day Today...

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