Wednesday, 25 April 2012
The High Court's decision on Christian Advertising on the radio
London Christian Radio Ltd and Anor v Radio Advertising Clearance Centre (RACC) and Secretary of State for Culture
The High Court has upheld the refusal of the broadcasting regulator to clear an advertisement for transmission on the grounds that it offended the prohibition on political advertising. This restriction, said Silber J, was a necessary one for the purposes of Article 10(2) of the European Convention. The purpose of the ban on political advertising was to protect the public from the potential mischief of partial political advertising, and the views of the advertiser, as to whether an advertisement was political, were irrelevant.
Read article at: http://ukhumanrightsblog.com/2012/04/24/ban-on-christian-advertising-was-lawful-says-court/#more-13691