Senator: “What is the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources going to do about it?” Shhhhh!

Posted: October 14, 2011 in Uncategorized
Senator:”What is the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources going to do about it?"

Senator: "Has the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Deputy Pat Rabbitte, been in contact with RTE regarding the editorial procedures followed by those who make programmes such as ‘Prime Time’?"

“Senators called for an urgent debte into the role of the media in Ireland” RTE Oireachtas Report (18 mins into video)

http://debates.oireachtas.ie/seanad/2011/10/11/00004.asp

Here are some quotes taken diectly from the Seanad record of Tuesday 11th October, 2011.

“Has the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Deputy Pat Rabbitte, been in contact with RTE regarding the editorial procedures followed by those who make programmes such as ‘Prime Time’?…will the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, if he has not done so already, seek an urgent meeting with the director general of RTE to discover the nature and extent of the editorial procedures that apply in cases such as this?…What is the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources going to do about it? Has he made contact with RTE…What are the investigatory or procedural measures RTE and other broadcasters have in place to ensure people%u2019s good names will be protected?” – Senator Darragh O’Brien – Tue 11 Oct 2011

http://debates.oireachtas.ie/seanad/2011/10/11/00004.asp

“Senators called for an urgent debte into the role of the media in Ireland” RTE Oireachtas Report (18 mins into video)

Although RTÉ’s “apology is in the public domain (…) the subject matter will be before the High Court”.   Comments have, therefore, been temporarily disabled for this posting. Shhhhhh!

However, RTÉ’s Oireachtas Report is very much worth listening to and the full Seanad transcript is very much woth reading!

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