Broadcasting Act 1996

121Certain statements etc. protected by qualified privilege for purposes of defamation

(1)For the purposes of the law relating to defamation—

(a)publication of any statement in the course of the consideration by the BSC of, and their adjudication on, a fairness complaint,

(b)publication by the BSC of directions under section 119(1) relating to a fairness complaint, or

(c)publication of a report of the BSC, so far as the report relates to fairness complaints,

is privileged unless the publication is shown to be made with malice.

(2)Nothing in subsection (1) shall be construed as limiting any privilege subsisting apart from that subsection.