CGTN rehires former Ofcom and Sky News head as pressure mounts

China Global Television Network (CGTN) has rehired a former Ofcom board member amid ongoing pressure on the regulator to revoke the state-owned broadcaster’s UK licence.  Over the past few months, the broadcaster has been found guilty on multiple occasions of breaching impartiality rules and airing forced confessions, and has been forced to register as a […]

Pressure grows on Ofcom to ban Chinese state-owned news network from airwaves

Ofcom is under increasing pressure to remove China Global Television Network (CGTN), the state-owned broadcaster, from the UK. This comes after the broadcaster has been accused of breaching impartiality rules and airing forced confessions. The former was brought into prominence last month when the regulator found that CGTN had broadcast a forcibly obtained confession from […]

Chinese state broadcaster hires former Ofcom director

China Global Television Network (CGTN), the Chinese state broadcaster, has hired former board member of Ofcom Nick Pollard. As per the Financial Times, Ofcom is currently investigating CGTN over a complaint filed by a British citizen who accused the channel of broadcasting a confession made under duress. A second complaint was made by a UK-based […]