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Political censorship and the democratic state : the Irish broadcasting ban

Author: Mary P Corcoran; Mark O'Brien
Publisher: Dublin, Ireland ; Portland, Or. : Four Courts Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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January 2004 marked the tenth anniversary of the repeal of Section 31 of the Broadcasting Act, under which for two decades journalists were prohibited from broadcasting interviews with spokespersons for proscribed organizations. This constraint affected RTÉ's coverage of Northern Ireland in particular.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary P Corcoran; Mark O'Brien
ISBN: 185182846X 9781851828463 1851828699 9781851828692
OCLC Number: 60559179
Description: 151 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Broadcasting and violence: the case for media restriction / Conor Cruise O'Brien --
Section 31: ministerial orders and court challenges / Alex White --
Disavowing democracy: the silencing project in the South / Mark O'Brien --
Getting tough with RTÉ / Desmond Fisher --
Censorship, not 'self-censorship' / Colum Kenny --
Government, public broadcasting and the urge to censor / Farrel Corcoran --
Censorship and 'The Troubles' / Ed Moloney --
Calling the tune: the media, the state and the public's right to know / Helen Shaw --
A deceived audience or a discerning audience? News management and the threat to the public sphere / Mary P. Corcoran --
Culture, democracy and public service broadcasting / Michael D. Higgins.
Responsibility: Mary P. Corcoran & Mark O'Brien editors.

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January 2004 marked the tenth anniversary of the repeal of Section 31 of the Broadcasting Act, under which for two decades journalists were prohibited from broadcasting interviews with spokespersons for proscribed organizations. This constraint affected RTÉ's coverage of Northern Ireland in particular.

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