Producers Handbook

Major Matters

In addition to the above rules, there is a further requirement that broadcasters ensure that due impartiality is preserved in relation to major matters of political or industrial controversy and major matters relating to current public policy. Such matters would include ones of national or international importance or of similar significance within a smaller broadcast area. When dealing with such major matters, a programme or clearly linked programmes must include and give due weight to an appropriately wide range of significant views. Views and facts must not be misrepresented.

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