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Future of Media Commission... public consultation timed to attract no attention



  • Registered Users Posts: 23,641 ✭✭✭✭Elmo

    What a load of non-sense

    Seriously if I was writing a Thesis it might be helpful but what exactly are they presenting to ordinary people.
    The importance of professional journalism for society and democracy in an age of populism, polarization and misinformation and the challenges faced by, and experiences of, journalists and policy makers internationally.

    It is only about news and current affairs

    What’s driving the increase in misinformation?

    How should policy makers nationally and Internationally, Public Service Media, and Pubic Service Content Providers respond to the challenge of misinformation?

    How will international affairs be reported in future? How will Europe be reported in Ireland after Brexit?

    It's whole agenda is far to wide. While forgetting all other content.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 528 ✭✭✭Invidious

    It's vital for the future of democracy that the clueless public not do their own research on controversial issues, lest they fall prey to misinformation. Instead, we should all fork over our broadcasting tax so that professional journalists can tell us what to think.

  • Registered Users Posts: 530 ✭✭✭Yakov P. Golyadkin

    Invidious wrote: »
    You can read submissions from these "stakeholders" online.

    All the usual suspects are here -- all lobbying vigorously for their own interests, but I've read nobody lobbying for the interests of the taxpayer, saying that we should not have to pay a so-called broadcasting charge for services that we don't need and don't want.

    Lobbyists generally advocate for their own/their clients interests, it comes with the territory.

    Additionally, you are free to set up your own lobby to represent the interests of the taxpayer as you perceive them. If the taxpayer at large finds your work agreeable it could turn out to be quite lucrative for you.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,641 ✭✭✭✭Elmo

    Absolute pointless piece of work.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,467 ✭✭✭RoTelly

    So its about the be published. Drum roll.

    TV Licence to stay but working group set up.


    Just one more thing .... when did they return that car


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  • Registered Users Posts: 56 ✭✭RoscommonHero

    These clowns again, implement all the recommended changes except the important one...then throw out a handy excuse that abolishing the licence fee would make the government too powerful in relationship with rte...there is always a handy meaningless excuse to retain a tax...and rte are already massively biased anyway, totally out of touch as usual, people see through it, Sinn Fein majority going to get bigger with BS like this

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    This is a ridiculous waste of public money. This is handing a subsidy to entities which the market has rejected.