Do you agree with the current lockdown measures in Ireland to "flatten the curve" or do you believe it's time for a review?
We are discussing the merits of continued lockdown as well as a number of other important aspects around Ireland's COVID19 strategy in the interview on this page.
Sadly, censorship is well and truly alive in Ireland. This interview, recorded and due to be aired tonight at 8.30pm was pulled last minute by Dublin City FM:
Under the broadcasting act - section 39 "Broadcasters — Duties, Codes and Rules" it is outlined that
(1) Every broadcaster shall ensure that—
(b) 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 his or her own views, except that should it prove impracticable in relation to a single broadcast to apply this paragraph, two or more related broadcasts may be considered as a whole, if the broadcasts are transmitted within a reasonable period of each other,
The only exception is the following:
(d) anything which may reasonably be regarded as causing harm or offence, or as being likely to promote, or incite to, crime or as tending to undermine the authority of the State, is not broadcast by the broadcaster
Listen yourself to the full first part here and let Dublin City FM know if you think the information shared was correctly withheld from the public based on 39 (d) / 42:
Share your thoughts below and do contact Dublin City FM on our behalf to let them know that you don't agree with media censorship. They need to know that this is a topic people want to hear about.
You can use our Tweet if you like. The show preview received 8.2 K views - is the radio afraid that they've hit on something people are interested in???
Let us know what you think about the current lockdown in Ireland.