BAI confirms Referenda Guidelines applying to coverage of 36th Amendment of the Constitution come into effect on Friday 6th April next
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (“BAI”) has today (04.04.18) announced that its guidelines applying to coverage of the forthcoming 36th Amendment of the Constitution, scheduled to take place on Friday 25th May 2018, will come into effect from Friday 6th April next.
The guidelines, published by the BAI in March 2018, have been developed further to the provisions of the BAI Code of Fairness, Objectivity and Impartiality in News and Current Affairs and provide direction and advice to broadcasters as to how fairness, objectivity and impartiality can be achieved in their coverage of forthcoming referenda campaigns.
The guidelines will apply to coverage until the closure of polling stations on the 25th May 2018.
Contact: Sebastian Enke / Tony Heffernan, DHR Communications, Tel: 01-4200580 / 087-3239496 / 087-2399508
Note to Editors
- The Guidelines in Respect of Coverage of Referenda in English are available for download here.
- The Guidelines in Respect of Coverage of Referenda in Irish are available for download here.
- The BAI Code of Fairness, Objectivity and Impartiality is available to download here.
- The Guidance Notes on the BAI Code of Fairness, Objectivity and Impartiality are available to download here.