The Week: Media News - C4 avoids Ofcom rap

Ofcom has cleared Channel 4 of breaching broadcasting regulations after it decided to screen a scene in which a Big Brother contestant used a racially offensive word to describe another housemate.

Emily Parr was asked to leave the show after making the comment to Charley Uchea in this year's Big Brother. The regulator said Channel 4's decision was justified by the context of the show, adding that it had made clear that the language was "offensive and unacceptable".