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Channel 4 vindicated in controversy over Qur’an doc

In spite of the complaints surrounding The Qur'an, a film by Antony Thomas, Ofcom has cleared Channel 4 of any wrongdoing in broadcasting the documentary last summer. Shia groups in the UK had voiced concern over the portrayal of their faith by the film, claiming that their sect and its beliefs were grossly misrepresented.
March 25, 2009

In spite of the complaints surrounding The Qur’an, a film by Antony Thomas, Ofcom has cleared Channel 4 of any wrongdoing in broadcasting the documentary last summer. Shia groups in the UK had voiced concern over the portrayal of their faith by the film, claiming that their sect and its beliefs were grossly misrepresented.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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