In advance of the upcoming General Election vote, the BAI is today reminding broadcasters that a moratorium on General Election coverage comes into effect from 2pm on Friday, 7th February 2020. The moratorium will remain in effect until polling stations close at 10pm on Saturday, 8th February 2020.
During this period, radio and television broadcasters will not be permitted to carry any content that relates directly to General Election issues, including material pertaining to the merits or otherwise of General Election candidates. The moratorium, which applies to all on-air personnel and programme contributors, does not preclude coverage of legitimate news and current affairs stories that are unrelated to the election.
The BAI has issued guidelines to assist broadcasters in ensuring compliance during this critical period of the General Election and these can be accessed here.
For queries in relation to this, please contact the BAI at 01-6441200 or firstname.lastname@example.org, during office hours.
For queries outside of office hours, please contact Joanne Ahern, DHR Communications, at 087-9881837.