Section 5: Harm and Offence

Tragic Events

5.4.53

The aftermath of a tragic event may require scheduling changes on television and radio or the alteration, or occasionally, the removal, of web pages.  We should keep our output under review to identify anything that, in the light of events, might cause unjustifiable offence as judged against generally accepted standards.  Anniversaries of tragic events, such as rail crashes, bomb blasts or child abductions, can also call for similar sensitivity to the potential for offence.