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Listen: BAI Says Referendum Coverage Needn't Include Both Sides Of Debate, Simultaneously.

: 03/13/2018 - 17:57

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland says coverage of the referendum on the 8th Amendment doesn't have to present both sides of the debate, simultaneously

The BAI says broadcasters still have to be "impartial and fair".

Guidelines issued for the referendum says broadcasters can achieve fairness and impartiality over the course of a series of interviews or broadcasts

Presenters may also provide balance by putting the opposite side of the argument to their guests.

CEO of the Broadcasting Authority is Michael O'Keeffe:

NEWSTALK1735914.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

 

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