Policies & Guidelines
RTÉ Journalism Guidelines - October 2012
These Guidelines specifically address issues of concern for those involved in News and Current Affairs programmes.
Separate considerations which apply to more
general programming are addressed in RTÉ’s Programme Standards Guidelines 2008. (Under revision with new updated guidelines 2012 to be published shortly)
Programme-makers must also take account of requirements found in the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Code on Fairness, Objectivity & Impartiality in News and Current Affairs, which is due to be published in early 2013.
Compliance with requirements found in the BAI Code determines the outcome of all complaints to the BAI. These guidelines are subject to regular review. Please ensure that it is always
the most recent edition that is consulted. The date on which the Guidelines were last reviewed can be found on the cover.
RTÉ wishes to acknowledge with gratitude the assistance it received from fellow public service broadcasters, BBC and ABC, in drafting these guidelines.
Note that the BAI also has plans to introduce a Code on Privacy in a revision of its Code of Programme Standards due in 2013.