RTE to Shake up Its News after Defamation Finding

By Balihar Khalsa
June 7, 2012

Irish state broadcaster RTE will appoint new senior staff to its current affairs and news operations after the Republicís regulator found it had defamed a Catholic priest and seriously breached its commitment to objective and impartial news.

Internal meetings are under way to decide the future of the department and how it will operate, and new editors and journalists will be in place by the end of the summer to spearhead the launch of a multiplatform investigative journalism hub.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) found that current affairs film Mission To Prey defamed Father Reynolds by alleging he had abused a teenage girl in Africa, who had then had a baby, which Reynolds subsequently abandoned.








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