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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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