Gavan Reilly

thinking out loud

If you’re annoyed at how RTÉ cut off Vincent Browne’s questions:

with 8 comments

  • Watch TV3′s special edition of Tonight with Vincent Browne at 10:30pm, instead of The Week in Politics. They’ll be airing the video, including the censored questions.
  • Email
  • Contact the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (which has incorporated the function of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission):
    • /
    • Write to:
      • The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
        2 – 5 Warrington Place
        Dublin 2
    • Telephone: (+353) (0)1 644 1200

Update: From RTÉ’s own website:

RTÉ is obliged under Section 39 (1) of the Broadcasting Act 2009 to ensure that

(a) all news broadcast . is reported and presented in an objective and impartial manner and without any expression of the broadcaster’s own views

(b) the broadcast treatment of current affairs, including matters which are either of public controversy or the subject of current public debate is fair to all interests concerned and that the broadcast matter is presented in an objective and impartial manner and without any expression of his or her own views, except that should it prove impracticable in relation to a single broadcast to apply this paragraph, two or more related broadcasts may be considered as a whole, if the broadcasts are transmitted within a reasonable period of each other

Written by Gav

November 21st, 2010 at 10:56 pm

8 Responses to 'If you’re annoyed at how RTÉ cut off Vincent Browne’s questions:'

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  1. Email sent!

    Christian Hughes

    21 Nov 10 at 11:01 pm

  2. Which BAI code does the censoring break?

    Sean Earley

    21 Nov 10 at 11:08 pm

  3. Update answers my Q, cheers Gav!

    Sean Earley

    21 Nov 10 at 11:19 pm

  4. Done deal. Good man.

    Allan Cavanagh

    21 Nov 10 at 11:33 pm

  5. Was it censorship or cut to fit in the time slot?

    Starting late and finishing early to make way for a soap opera and some adverts is bad enough without accusing them of something it wasn’t.

    Michael Flanagan

    22 Nov 10 at 12:42 am

  6. Michael – They went on stage at 8:27pm and walked off at 8:55pm. Vincent started 21 minutes and 40 seconds in – that makes it 8:48pm. Even if RTÉ time-delayed the conference to have it start at 8:30pm, they still had plenty of time.


    22 Nov 10 at 12:46 am

  7. Great Post. Very clear. Fair play Gav.

    Natalie Voorheis

    22 Nov 10 at 8:34 pm

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