The public have just two weeks left to submit their views on how they want the Irish broadcasting sector to be shaped over the next three years.
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is currently accepting submissions from the public on a new strategy which will cover the period 2014 to 2016. A draft strategy statement has been prepared by the BAI, and it is specifically seeking responses based on this statement. Broadcasters and members of the viewing / listening public have until Tuesday, 22nd October to submit their views.
The BAI’s draft strategy statement – along with supporting information – is available to view at:www.baifuture.ie. Anyone wishing to make a submission on the draft statement can do so through this website, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to: Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, 2-5 Warrington Place, Dublin 2.
Reminding the public of the looming deadline, Bob Collins, Chairperson of the BAI, said: “During this time of great flux and change in the world of broadcasting, it’s important that the BAI keeps pace with changes in the sector. The BAI needs to remain capable of maintaining our role of guarantor of a diverse and vibrant broadcasting sector.
“The views from broadcasting audiences and broadcasters themselves are important in informing our work in this regard. The BAI must ensure that the fundamental interests and entitlements of the viewers and listeners are protected at all times. Working with broadcasters, we must also ensure that broadcasting properly reflects the nature and composition of our society and that the voices of those who are currently often under-represented, including women, are heard,” he added.
Contact: Tony Heffernan / Catherine Heaney,
Tel: 01-4200580 / 087-2399508 / 087-2309835.