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27th November, 2015

Ofcom appoints City University London academic Dr Zahera Harb to Content Board

The UK communications regulator Ofcom has appointed City University London academic Dr Zahera Harb to the committee that controls standards for television and radio programmes.

Dr Harb, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Journalism, is joining the OfcomContent Board on 1st December 2015 for a three-year term.

The academic lectures on the International Journalism MA course and is a board member of the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN).

She said: “I am delighted to join Ofcom’s Content Board. Media ethics, including fairness in media representation of ethnic minorities, has always been at the core of my research interests.

“Being a member of the Ofcom Content Board is an excellent opportunity to be part of a trusted organisation that puts fair and balanced media at the core of what they work for.”

Ofcom’s Content Board is a committee of the main Ofcom Board, with delegated and advisory responsibility for a wide range of content issues. It serves as Ofcom’s primary forum for the regulation of television, radio and video-on-demand quality and standards.

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