Al-Jazeera Satellite Television

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 3rd November 2017.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee

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.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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.

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