February 14, 2006

RTE denies use of Bible image was offensive

Irish Independent

Ann O'Loughlin

RTE has gone to court to challenge a decision of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission that it infringed its own taste and decency regulations by using a graphic of a Bible and rosary beads in a TV news broadcast on the Ferns Report.

A member of the public complained about a broadcast on RTE's Six One News on October 25 2005 concerning publication that day of the report of the Ferns Inquiry into complaints of child sexual abuse against Roman Catholic clergy in the Ferns diocese.

The complaint related to RTE's use, via a graphic backdrop to the news report of an image of a book appearing to be a Bible or a breviary together with Rosary beads.

Posted by kshaw at February 14, 2006 12:29 PM