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#Broadcasting Authority

From TheJournal.ie Broadcasting watchdog rejects complaints of bias during Eighth Amendment referendum TV debates Eighth Debate

Broadcasting watchdog rejects complaints of bias during Eighth Amendment referendum TV debates

The three complaints were made about shows broadcast on Virgin Media Television.

From TheJournal.ie Netflix in the firing line as BAI looks to change how streaming sites suggest content for Irish viewers Media Plurality

Netflix in the firing line as BAI looks to change how streaming sites suggest content for Irish viewers

The authority launched a public consultation on the proposals yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie TV and radio stations warned using stopwatch can 'straitjacket' referendum debates The Eighth Amendment

TV and radio stations warned using stopwatch can 'straitjacket' referendum debates

“When somebody is brought into the studio, the instinct is ‘I must bring somebody with the other viewpoint into the studio as well’. That’s not the case.”

From TheJournal.ie Morning Ireland was unfair in calling Kevin Myers a 'Holocaust denier' - BAI Broadcasting Authority

Morning Ireland was unfair in calling Kevin Myers a 'Holocaust denier' - BAI

Myers previously described himself as such in describing his issues with the word ‘holocaust’ itself, rather than in denying the genocide of European Jews during World War II.

From TheJournal.ie Villagers in this Galway community are buying up shares in their own local radio station Kinvara Fm

Villagers in this Galway community are buying up shares in their own local radio station

Kinvara FM is the new community radio station based in the south Galway village.

From TheJournal.ie Someone made an official complaint over Oliver Callan talking about Thomas Clarke's genitalia Bold Bai

Someone made an official complaint over Oliver Callan talking about Thomas Clarke's genitalia

There were three complaints made in relation to coverage around the 1916 Rising.

From TheJournal.ie BAI rejects complaint that George Hook fuelled anti-Islamic hate speech The Right Hook

BAI rejects complaint that George Hook fuelled anti-Islamic hate speech

A woman complained about a show in which he discussed Muslim students and also the New Years sex attacks in Germany.

From TheJournal.ie Radio host's comment about asylum seekers 'going to the beach' didn't break broadcasting rules Cork

Radio host's comment about asylum seekers 'going to the beach' didn't break broadcasting rules

A presenter on Cork City Community Radio had suggested that a decision to offer an asylum seeker a university place was unfair to Irish-born families.

From TheJournal.ie Ray D'Arcy show on abortion broke rules on fairness and impartiality Broadcasting Authority

Ray D'Arcy show on abortion broke rules on fairness and impartiality

The BAI upheld complaints about the presenter’s RTÉ show, and said it could not be considered objective.

From TheJournal.ie Radio presenters slapped on wrist for talking about 'Irish language Taliban' Can't Say That

Radio presenters slapped on wrist for talking about 'Irish language Taliban'

FM104′s Phoneshow included comments that Irish-speakers were “nutters”.

From TheJournal.ie Complaint about 'unfair' Liveline interview with priest upheld by watchdog Broadcasting

Complaint about 'unfair' Liveline interview with priest upheld by watchdog

The priest went on air to defend an article he had written about Enda Kenny in Alive! newspaper.

From TheJournal.ie Ryan Tubridy 'butt plugs' complaint resolved by broadcasting watchdog Unplugged

Ryan Tubridy 'butt plugs' complaint resolved by broadcasting watchdog

The BAI received a complaint over an item on Tubridy’s 2FM show discussing the use of sex toys.

From TheJournal.ie TV3 Psychic Flathan responds to BAI ruling: "I cannot talk about the complaints" Broadcasting

TV3 Psychic Flathan responds to BAI ruling: "I cannot talk about the complaints"

The Psychic, who is in Ireland next month, said he had no knowledge of the complaints and that he makes the show for himself.

From TheJournal.ie Broadcasting Authority 'not obliged' to review Denis O'Brien's media holdings Media

Broadcasting Authority 'not obliged' to review Denis O'Brien's media holdings

The broadcasting watchdog says Denis O’Brien doesn’t “control” Independent News & Media – he just has “a substantial interest”.

From TheJournal.ie BAI to write to O'Brien's Communicorp to discuss media ownership Media

BAI to write to O'Brien's Communicorp to discuss media ownership

The broadcasting watchdog will write to Denis O’Brien’s radio company, “on the subject matter of control and ownership”.

From TheJournal.ie No rules to stop #euref campaigns from continuing on social media Tweferendum

No rules to stop #euref campaigns from continuing on social media

They can’t talk about it, but they can tweet about it. Political parties take to social media to continue campaigning.

From TheJournal.ie In full: The BAI report into RTÉ's Mission to Prey programme Bai

In full: The BAI report into RTÉ's Mission to Prey programme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has published its final report into the RTÉ Prime Time Investigates programme which libelled Fr Kevin Reynolds.

From TheJournal.ie BAI will consider ownership of newspapers in approving broadcast takeovers Media Diversity

BAI will consider ownership of newspapers in approving broadcast takeovers

The new Ownership and Control Policy is the blueprint under which authorities will consider whether to block a takeover.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Kenny show rapped by BAI over Bertie Ahern discussion RTÉ

Pat Kenny show rapped by BAI over Bertie Ahern discussion

The Authority said a panel discussion of a book on the former Taoiseach’s finances had been “unfair”.

From TheJournal.ie Gallagher complains to BAI over 'game-changing' tweet Sean Gallagher

Gallagher complains to BAI over 'game-changing' tweet

Gallagher’s performance on The Frontline debate was seen as a game-changing moment in the Race for the Áras but he is not happy about his treatment by RTÉ.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Rabbitte: Heads should not roll at RTÉ... yet RTÉ

Pat Rabbitte: Heads should not roll at RTÉ... yet

The communications minister said an inquiry into the Fr Kevin Reynolds broadcast would establish the full facts of the case.

From TheJournal.ie Gallagher campaign to complain to BAI over hoax tweet on RTÉ debate Sean Gallagher

Gallagher campaign to complain to BAI over hoax tweet on RTÉ debate

Gallagher’s performance on The Frontline debate was seen as a game-changing moment in the Race for the Áras.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Holidaymakers warned to check their passports before they book their flights; paraplegic man walks again after pioneering treatment, and one of the world’s largest insurance companies rewards its top sales staff with a mass orgy.