In partnership with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), CRAOL is running a workshop to help stations to implement and interpret the BAI guidelines for coverage of the up and coming referendum on the 10th April 2018 from 10.45am in the BAI offices.

  • 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 is available to download here.

The guidelines 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.

Among the matters covered in the updated guidelines are the various ways in which fairness, objectivity and impartiality can be achieved, conflicts of interest; and the coverage of opinion polls. Other matters addressed include on-air contributions via social media, a prohibition on presenters encouraging listeners or viewers to vote in support of or against any particular outcome in a referendum, and the obligation to carry announcements made on behalf of the Referendum Commission.

Registration is now closed, please contact the project coordinator(projectcoord@craol.ie) directly should you have any queries

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