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# Bai

Last year
2022
# Joe Duffy
Broadcasting Authority dismisses magazine owner's complaints against Liveline
The owner of The Public Sector Magazine complained about claims made by callers on the popular show.
# o holy plight
Broadcast of O Holy Night on RTÉ radio not offensive to non-Christians, BAI rules
The broadcasting watchdog received a complaint about the hymn being played on The Ronan Collins Show.
# BAI COMPLAINTS
Broadcasting watchdog rejects 11 complaints about Covid-19 segment on The Pat Kenny Show
The Newstalk programme interviewed Health Minister Stephen Donnelly about Covid last October.
# Bai
€10.5 million allocated to BAI for climate action, live music and Irish language broadcasting
The funding was announced by Culture Minister Catherine Martin today.
# BAI COMPLAINTS
BAI rejects 15 complaints against Claire Byrne Live show over Covid-19 vaccine segment
A complaint against Red FM’s Neil Prendeville Show was partly upheld.
# Banned
Russian state-controlled news channel RT removed from Irish screens; Russia blocks Twitter and Facebook
The EU banned broadcasts of the channel on Wednesday as part of a package of sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
All time
# Public Service
Public turned to trustworthy online media during pandemic, with RTÉ and The Journal top
Reuters Digital News Report 2021 shows this publication and State broadcaster were most popular news sources for online audiences.
# post election
BAI rejects complaint over description of Joe Biden as 'President Elect' in November news bulletin
Another complaint relating to an on-air jingle on Today FM was also rejected by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
# Bai
Broadcasting regulator rejects 12 complaints made against RTÉ and Newstalk since December
The rulings by the BAI were released today.
# digital news ireland
Over 60% of Irish people concerned about the truth of online information
According to a new global study, TheJournal.ie remains one of the most popular online news brands in Ireland.
# Today with Sean O'Rourke
BAI rejects Maria Bailey's complaint over 'untrue and damaging' comments made on RTÉ radio
The BAI determined that the subject matter was treated fairly and presented in an objective manner.
# eff em radio
Five separate complaints over use of 'f*ck', 'sh*t' and 'Jesus Christ' rejected by watchdog
In all five cases, the complaints were made by the same person.
# classic hits
BAI rejects complaint over Niall Boylan comment on funeral mass being 'almost satanic'
The Catholic Communications Office claimed the broadcast was “distressing and hurtful”.
# TV and radio
Michael Collins, Ireland's elderly and female-led stories will be explored through BAI funding
There has been an increase in the amount of funding awarded to female-led projects.
# Bai
Three complaints about RTÉ Prime Time's report on transgender issues rejected by BAI
One complainant argued the programme was “harmful to transgender people”.
# Bai
Report finds 'lack of consistency' in online political adverts during 2019 European elections
That’s according to ElectCheck, a new research report commissioned by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
# listen up
Dublin's Q102 radio to fight for its broadcast licence as another company expresses interest in taking over
The station’s broadcast licence is up for renewal with the BAI next year.
# Online Safety
Concerns raised over BAI's proposal to police harmful content online
The BAI has proposed that it be given the power to regulate harmful online content on social media platforms.
# Thank You
RTÉ and TheJournal.ie are the most popular online news sources in Ireland
32% of people in Ireland read TheJournal.ie in the last week, according to the Reuters Institute Digital News Report for 2019.
# european election
RTÉ now lists all candidates in a constituency whenever one is mentioned on air
How does RTÉ achieve balance with its election coverage? The ‘stopwatch’ approach and listing all its candidates.
Voices
Opinion: Can Irish media users identify trustworthy news sources?
A recent Irish survey found that social media users are among the most media-savvy consumers of news, writes Niamh Kirk.
# eighth debate
Broadcasting watchdog rejects complaints of bias during Eighth Amendment referendum TV debates
The three complaints were made about shows broadcast on Virgin Media Television.
# media plurality
Netflix in the firing line as BAI looks to change how streaming sites suggest content for Irish viewers
The authority launched a public consultation on the proposals yesterday.
# Media ownership
BAI considers banning those convicted of fraud or dishonesty from being awarded radio licences
The authority is considering updates to its ‘Ownership and Control Policy’.
# head to head
Complaints about Pat Kenny's treatment of Maria Steen during Eighth debates rejected by BAI
The complainants had alleged that Kenny had questioned Steen differently than Peter Boylan.
# a balls up
'Who would you like to kick in the testicles': BAI partially upholds Eoghan McDermott show complaint
The complainant claimed the interview promoted violence towards men.
# Tweetgate
Broadcasters warned about use of social media in presidential election coverage
‘Tweetgate’ somewhat overshadowed the presidential election in 2011.
# Bai
Seven complaints rejected over Late Late Show panellist suggestion to 'bin' cyclists
Three panellists were invited to state what things they would “bin” for the New Year.
# digital report
TheJournal.ie is the most popular online Irish news source for the second year in a row
Over a third of Irish news consumers checked TheJournal.ie this week according to the Reuters Institute Digital News Report.
# Explainer
What did Denis Naughten do and what happened next?
Confused by the controversy surrounding the Communications Minister? Catch up here.
# upping the ante
'This is not on' - Mary Lou calls for Naughten to either stand aside - or be sacked
The Sinn Féin president has no truck with Minister for Communications Denis Naughten’s speech to the Dáil yesterday.
# Bai
BAI calls for resolution over Communicorp station ban on Irish Times journalists
The Denis O’Brien-owned Communicorp has had the ban in place since 5 October.
# Production
Ireland up against Germany and Netherlands to win over UK-based TV channels after Brexit
Some of these companies have already met with the BAI here in the last year.
# the eighth amendment
TV and radio stations warned using stopwatch can 'straitjacket' referendum debates
“When somebody is brought into the studio, the instinct is ‘I must bring somebody with the other viewpoint into the studio as well’. That’s not the case.”
# We're live
Broadcast guidelines updated ahead of the Eighth Amendment referendum
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland said that the “adversarial” debate around the Eighth will be a challenge for broadcasters.
# Watchdog
Newstalk 'failed to act in a timely fashion' after George Hook rape comments
The BAI has upheld a complaint filed over comments made by George Hook on-air on Newstalk.
# Broadcasting Authority
Morning Ireland was unfair in calling Kevin Myers a 'Holocaust denier' - BAI
Myers previously described himself as such in describing his issues with the word ‘holocaust’ itself, rather than in denying the genocide of European Jews during World War II.
# Hearing voices
Irish airwaves 'should be monitored every year for gender balance'
The National Women’s Council will be meeting with the BAI on the issue.
# THE RESTAURANT
Clarity sought from BAI after reports Zappone pulled from show over referendum fears
The Sunday Independent reported today that an invitation for Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone to appear on Tv3 show The Restaurant next year had been withdrawn.
# queen of ireland
Complaints made to RTÉ about Panti Bliss trailer before Six Nations rugby and the Angelus
Both complaints were rejected by the BAI.