BBC Asian Network’s head of news has been found not guilty over the naming of a sexual abuse victim in a live radio broadcast. Arif Ansari checked and approved a reporter’s script which named the woman, believing it was a pseudonym. After a two-day case Mr Ansari was found not guilty by a district judge at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court, who said the broadcast was an “honest mistake”.
Trevor Burke QC represented Mr Ansari.
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21st January 2019
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