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Revised Guidance for Investigations

Created on 23 May 2013

The Guidance for Investigations has been revised to include what to do with material that you have uncovered during an investigation, when the programme ends up not being broadcast. It says:-

Untransmitted material* from discontinued investigations

Occasionally circumstances will arise in which allegations or evidence of illegal behaviour is revealed in the course of an investigation which is not broadcast. Consideration should be given by the Editor / Executive Producer as to whether any evidence revealed in these circumstances should be made available to the police or to any other authority. Any intention to supply material* to the police or any other third party in these circumstances must be referred to the Director, Editorial Policy and to Editorial Legal / Programme Legal Advice.

*Material may include rushes and other evidence, eg documentation,  collected in the course of the investigation.

 

You can read the Guidance in full here.

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