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Al-Jazeera Satellite Television

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 109479, tabled on 25 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what comparative assessment she has made of the regulation of extremist content on the (a) English and (b) Arabic language versions of the Al Jazeera Arabic service in the UK.

Answered on

3 November 2017

Al Jazeera English is regulated by Ofcom and must comply with robust rules in the Ofcom Broadcasting Code on harmful or offensive content. Since its launch in 2006 Ofcom has recorded two breaches of the Broadcasting Code with no statutory sanctions. The Arabic version of Al Jazeera is licensed by the Italian media regulator, Agcom, and broadcasts into the UK under the country of origin principle.