Just a reminder if you wish to undertake secret recording, you must get permission to undertake the secret recording and permission to broadcast the secret recording. New secret recording forms can be found here. Please note that any proposal to use unattended recording equipment on private property without consent of the owner, other than to gain evidence of serious crime, is a mandatory referral to Director Editorial Policy and Standards. Programme Legal advice must also be consulted.
Guidance on the use of body worn cameras and microphones
New guidance is available on the use of body worn cameras and microphones.
Any proposal to equip third parties (e.g. the Police) with body cameras and microphones to obtain material for use in News, Current Affairs and Factual programmes must be referred to the Director Editorial Policy and Standards in advance.
The full guidance can be found here.
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How can freedom of speech and impartiality be reconciled? This and what due impartiality means both on and off air will be discussed at this month's meeting.
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