An article in last Saturday’s edition by Breda O’Brien referred to a list of 37 journalists and producers in connection with a pro-choice march saying that it included “some names associated with RTÉ”.
The piece continued: “if you work for a public service broadcaster, how does calling for support for a pro-choice march ‘ensure that in their use of social media they avoid damaging perceptions of their own or RTÉ’s impartiality’?”
RTÉ has pointed out that only one staff producer from RTÉ is on the list and one freelance who contributes to RTÉ, and that the RTÉ staff producer on the list did not tweet support for the march.
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From the Independent - 'Shatter insists abortion on grounds of suicide threat will be guaranteed in new legislation'
JUSTICE Minister Alan Shatter says it is "not an option" to leave out the threat of suicide as a grounds for abortion.
The family of Savita Halappanavar say the Minister for Health, James Reilly, has until Thursday to agree to a public inquiry into her death or else they will take their case the European Court of Human Rights.
For those of us who don't speak politics, this means the parties vote as a block and not individually, meaning that Fine Gael TDs will all have to vote for the legislation the expert group says is necessary.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ruled out a free vote for Fine Gael TDs on the issue of abortion.
"That was the single most horrifically biased TV programme we've ever seen. No pro-choice person; presenter obviously anti-choice; anti-choice spokeperson given far more than her fair share of speaking time; anti-choice spokesperson given entirely free rein to finish up the show. Complain here." - Savita's Laws.
Complain to RTE about Prime Time here