Latest Broadcasting Complaints Decisions Published

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today (5th April) released the most recent broadcasting complaint decisions. The Compliance Committee of the BAI rejected 10 complaints and one complaint was resolved by the BAI’s Executive Complaints Forum. The 11 complaints considered were as follows:

Rejected by BAI Compliance Committee

  • RTÉ One – 6.01 News: 14 November 2012
  • TV3 – Psychics Readings Live: 22 November 2012
  • TV3 – Psychic Readings Live: 23 November 2012
  • RTÉ One – 6.01 News: 1 December 2012
  • RTÉ One – Scannal: 10 December 2012
  • TV3 – Psychic Readings Live: 3 December 2012
  • RTE One – 6.01 News: 1 December 2012
  • RTÉ One – Scannal: 10 December 2012
  • RTÉ One – 6.01 News: 1 December 2012
  • RTÉ One – The Saturday Night Show: 10 November 2012

Resolved by the Executive Complaints Forum

  • RTÉ 2FM – Colm Hayes Show: 4 January 2013

A document outlining the complaints and decisions can be accessed here.

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Note to Editors

Under the Broadcasting Act 2009, viewers and listeners can complain about broadcasting content which they believe is not in keeping with the BAI’s broadcasting codes and rules. In line with the BAI’s complaints handling process, the viewer or listener should direct their complaint to the broadcaster in the first instance. If a viewer or listener is not satisfied with the response from the broadcaster or if the broadcaster does not respond within the timeframe specified in their Code of Practice for Complaints Handling, usually 21 days after receipt of complaint, the viewer or listener can refer the complaint to the BAI for consideration.

In assessing complaints, and having regard to its codes and rules, the BAI considers the material submitted by the relevant parties together with the broadcast material. Complaints are assessed at Executive level and/or by the Compliance Committee of the Authority. The details of the broadcasting complaint decisions reached by the BAI are detailed in this document.

This publication records the decisions reached at meetings of the BAI Compliance Committee and the Executive Complaints Forum held in March 2013.