Looks like the State broadcaster is going to interview the FG/FF/Lab/SF candidates tonight on PrimeTime excluding all other candidates in the upcoming by-election in Meath East.
Section 42 of the Broadcasting Act, 2009, provides that:-
(1) The Authority shall prepare, and from time to time as occasion requires, revise, in accordance with this section, a code or codes governing standards and practice (“broadcasting code”) to be observed by broadcasters.
2) Broadcasting codes shall provide: –
(a) that all news broadcast by a broadcaster is reported and presented in an objective and impartial manner and without any expression of the broadcaster‟s own views,
(b) that the broadcast treatment of current affairs, including matters which are either of public controversy or the subject of current public debate, is fair to all interests concerned and that the broadcast matter is presented in an objective and impartial manner and without any expression of the broadcaster‟s own views,
(e) that a broadcaster does not, in the allocation of time for transmitting party political broadcasts, give an unfair preference to any political party,
Serious mistake by RTE?