Arts: Live

Content and Ethics Policies

It is of the utmost importance to us that we provide quality programming to our audience, whilst protecting both our broadcasters and listeners from inappropriate, disrespectful, or legally dubious content. Our position at the London College of Communication, and support from UAL and its Students’ Union, means that it is critical for us to be mindful of the well-being of both the students and staff of these institutions.

 

Content Policy

While we support the right for broadcasters to challenge, to subvert, to push boundaries, and even (sometimes) to offend, we have a strict no-tolerance policy on content that is intentionally defaming, inflammatory, libellous, or intolerant, up to and including hate-speech or content that is sexist, racist, ableist, homophobic, or transphobic in nature.

Breach of this policy may result in immediate cancellation of the accountable show and/or immediate recindal of membership for the individual(s) responsible for the breach.

In addition, the radio’s license does not authorise us to broadcast copyrighted non-musical content without the explicit permission of the owner, and as such we do not allow members to re-broadcast content lifted from podcasts, films, television, radio, or youtube streams, barring cases that are already protected under fair use policy, which is to say; for the purposes of research and study, examination or instruction, criticism or review, news reporting, or by incidental inclusion.

 

Ethics Policy

In addition to our content policy, all members responsible for content of a news broadcast and/or political nature are subject to a strict ethics policy, up to and including; thorough fact-checking, impartial reporting, and full disclosure. As with the content policy, members found to be in knowing or negligent breach of this policy will have swift disciplinary action taken against them.