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Media: Are there positive measures for promoting or restrictions for Migrant and minority media?

Key Area:
Public Life, Culture, Sport & Media
Discrimination, Equality
08/03/2012 - 14:05
Short Answer

The national broadcaster, RTÉ, is obliged by its remit to refrain from bias and reflect regional, cultural and political diversity of Ireland. It is also compelled by the Broadcasting Act 2001 to ‘relflect the cultural diversity of Ireland.’

Qualitative Info

Public Service Remit: “RTÉ, as the national public service broadcaster, shall reflect the democratic, social and cultural values of Irish society and the need to preserve media pluralism RTÉ shall, at all times, strive to reflect fairly and equally the regional, cultural and political diversity of Ireland and its peoples no editorial or programming bias shall be shown in terms of gender, age, disability, race, sexual orientation, religion or membership of a minority community”           

Broadcasting Act, 2001: “provide a comprehensive range of programmes in the Irish and English languages that reflect the cultural diversity of the whole island of Ireland and include, both on television and radio (and also, where appropriate, any means of transmission referred to in section 16(2)(bbb) (inserted by this Act) of the Act of 1960) programmes that entertain, inform and educate, provide coverage of sporting, religious and cultural activities and cater for the expectations of the community generally as well as members of the community with special or minority interests and which, in every case, respect human dignity.”

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority
Type (R/D) Inter-ethnic, Intra-ethnic, Nationalism
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Culture, Media, Political discourse -parties - orgs, Political participation, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life, Religion
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