BBC defends Eastenders rape scene after receiving nearly 300 complaints

The BBC has issued a statement in defence of EastEnders‘ rape storyline after 278 viewers complained to the broadcaster.  Monday’s (06.10.14) episode of the long-running soap showed before and after scenes of pub landlady Linda Carter’s rape by Dean Wicks. Despite the crime being implied rather than depicted explicitly, a further 73 complaints were also… [Continue Reading]

Sun and ITV Defend ‘Public Interest’ over Woolich Images

News organisations have defended their decisions to broadcast controversial video footage shot in the immediate aftermath of the Woolwich terror attack. The Sun and ITN both obtained videos from members of the public on Wednesday showing one of the attackers brandishing what appears to be a meat cleaver and delivering a politically-charged diatribe moments after… [Continue Reading]