TV and radio stations face 'right of reply' law change
TELEVISION and radio stations will have to give people whose reputation is damaged in a broadcast a right of reply, under a new law that comes into force by the end of the year.
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) confirmed the deadline for its introduction yesterday as it launched its provisional strategy for the next three years.
BAI chairman Bob Collins said right of reply would be granted in cases where an inaccurate statement was broadcast that was "to the detriment" of the person concerned. But he stressed it would not become a "speaker's corner".
The BAI's strategic document is now available online at www.bai.ie.