Ex-GB News presenter's career was 'killed' by Ofcom after it ruled his show breached broadcast code with its Covid vaccine coverage, High Court hears | 11 June 2024 | A former GB News presenter's career was "killed" by Ofcom twice ruling his show breached its broadcasting code, the High Court has heard. Mark Steyn is taking legal action against the regulator over its decisions in 2023 that two of his shows in 2022, which both related to the Covid vaccine rollout, amounted to breaches of its rules. The Canadian broadcaster is asking a High Court judge to quash the decisions, with his lawyers claiming they lacked "clarity and coherence" and risked an "obvious potential chilling effect." However, barristers for Ofcom claim the regulator was free to make its decisions to protect the public from potential harm. Speaking in a packed courtroom in London on Tuesday, Jonathan Price, for Mr. Steyn, said: "The rulings against his show have killed his career, killed his career in the UK, and given rise to what he describes as crude defamation...recycled through the London papers as if they had the force of criminal convictions." [The Office of Communications, commonly known as Ofcom, is the government-approved regulatory and competition authority for the broadcasting, telecommunications and postal industries of the United Kingdom.]

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