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RTE: Our libel defense 'Unlikely to Succeed Before Jury,' Homophobic Remarks cost us
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RTE: Our libel defense 'Unlikely to Succeed Before Jury,' Homophobic Remarks cost us
By: Sydney Smith
February 11, 2014 05:00 AM EST
Irish broadcaster RTE paid €85,000 in a libel settlement over comments made in a Jan. 11 entertainment program Saturday Night Show. A guest, Rory O'Neill, "better known by his drag queen alter ego Pandora...
Ariel Sharon Didn't lead Beirut massacre, Ireland's RTE Corrects
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Ariel Sharon Didn't lead Beirut massacre, Ireland's RTE Corrects
By: Sydney Smith
January 31, 2014 06:01 PM EST
Following complaints, Irish public broadcaster RTE corrected a report about former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, who died Jan. 11 after eight years in a coma. The Jewish Chronicle characterized the RTE statement...
RTE Releases Report into Presidential Debate Standards, Irish Broadcasting Authority Calls for Full Report's Publication
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RTE Releases Report into Presidential Debate Standards, Irish Broadcasting Authority Calls for Full Report's Publication
By: Sydney Smith
November 30, 2012 06:00 AM EST
After the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland's Compliance Committee called for Irish public broadcaster RTE to publish its "internal report" about its handling of the 2011 Irish presidential debate, one of the...
RTE Settles Libel Lawsuit over 2009 Story, Issues Clarification that Woman Not 'participant in or guilty of that fraud'
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RTE Settles Libel Lawsuit over 2009 Story, Issues Clarification that Woman Not 'participant in or guilty of that fraud'
By: Sydney Smith
November 22, 2012 06:00 AM EST
RTE Pays Reporter for Resigning after Father Kevin Reynolds Libel
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RTE Pays Reporter for Resigning after Father Kevin Reynolds Libel
By: Sydney Smith
July 04, 2012 05:45 PM EST
Irish public broadcaster RTE paid its former reporter Aoife Kavanagh "in the region of €25,000" for resigning after a segment she reported cost the Irish public broadcaster a hefty libel payout, lengthy...
More Libel Claims against RTE for Mission to Prey Program
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More Libel Claims against RTE for Mission to Prey Program
By: Sydney Smith
May 20, 2012 05:00 AM EST
Kenyan bishop Philip Sulumeti is suing Irish public broadcaster RTE for its claims in the 2011 Prime Time Investigates "Mission to Prey" program, the Irish Independent...
Irish Broadcasting Authority Fines RTE  € 200,000, RTE Calls Libel '1 of the Most Significant Errors' in RTE History
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Irish Broadcasting Authority Fines RTE € 200,000, RTE Calls Libel '1 of the Most Significant Errors' in RTE History
By: Sydney Smith
May 06, 2012 05:00 AM EST
Irish public broadcaster RTE's 2011 libel of Catholic priest Father Kevin Reynolds prompted a huge libel settlement, a noteworthy apology, resignations and at least three investigations into RTE, as we have...
Updates on Complaints to Irish Broadcasting Authority over RTE's Sex Abuse Claims on Deceased Brother Gerard Dillon
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Updates on Complaints to Irish Broadcasting Authority over RTE's Sex Abuse Claims on Deceased Brother Gerard Dillon
By: Sydney Smith
May 02, 2012 04:25 PM EST
Irish public broadcaster RTE's 2011 program "Mission to Prey" prompted a host of problems for the broadcaster -- namely over the broadcaster's claims that priest Father Kevin Reynolds raped and impregnated...
Irish Broadcasting Authority report on RTE Libel Leaked, Finds RTE Unfair, Invasive of Privacy of Priest
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Irish Broadcasting Authority report on RTE Libel Leaked, Finds RTE Unfair, Invasive of Privacy of Priest
By: Sydney Smith
April 11, 2012 05:00 AM EST
As we have written, RTE's libel of Irish priest Father Kevin Reynolds last year prompted a libel payout, a few investigations into RTE, public apologies, and new guidelines, among other things. In the libel, RTE wrongly...
Priest Libeled by RTE: 'I don't want to see anyone losing jobs from this.'
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Priest Libeled by RTE: 'I don't want to see anyone losing jobs from this.'
By: Sydney Smith
April 10, 2012 01:45 PM EST
Father Kevin Reynolds, who was libeled by Irish public broadcaster RTE, addressed the case and the broadcaster's reaction in an interview with the Irish Independent. Father Reynolds told the...
RTE Announces: New Journalism Guidelines, Another Investigation after Fr Reynolds Libel
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RTE Announces: New Journalism Guidelines, Another Investigation after Fr Reynolds Libel
By: Sydney Smith
April 04, 2012 03:40 PM EST
Ireland's Broadcasting Authority sent its review of RTE's libel of Catholic priest Father Kevin Reynolds to the broadcaster, the Irish Times reported.  The investigation, by "former BBC Northern Ireland...
Irish Broadcaster RTE Must be Transparent in Father Reynolds Libel Case, Sean Gallagher Fake Tweet
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Irish Broadcaster RTE Must be Transparent in Father Reynolds Libel Case, Sean Gallagher Fake Tweet
By: Sydney Smith
March 17, 2012 05:00 PM EST
COMMENTARY This past week, Sarah McInerney, a reporter for the Sunday Times of Ireland, contacted us for our thoughts on the high profile cases involving Ireland's public broadcaster RTE.  The two big...
Irish Broadcasting Authority: RTE Unfair in Airing Unverified Tweet During Debate, RTE Apologizes
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Irish Broadcasting Authority: RTE Unfair in Airing Unverified Tweet During Debate, RTE Apologizes
By: Sydney Smith
March 12, 2012 05:00 AM EST
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland upheld former Irish presidential candidate Sean Gallagher's complaint over RTE's airing the contents of a tweet that turned out to be phony during a presidential debate, the...
More Libel Claims Against RTE for Program on Abuse by Catholic Priests
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More Libel Claims Against RTE for Program on Abuse by Catholic Priests
By: Sydney Smith
February 16, 2012 02:10 PM EST
RTE is accused of libel again for its "Mission to Prey" program that aired in May 2011, Irish Central reported. We have written about Catholic priest Father Kevin Reynolds, who successfully sued RTE,...
Two Investigations into RTE Libel Case Complete, Results Kept Private until 3rd Investigation
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Two Investigations into RTE Libel Case Complete, Results Kept Private until 3rd Investigation
By: Sydney Smith
December 21, 2011 05:30 AM EST
In a Dec. 15 RTE board meeting, both Irish press ombudsman John Horgan and RTE director general Noel Curran presented results from their separate investigations into the Irish public broadcaster's libelous report...
RTE on Dec. 7 'Correction' after Broadcasting Authority Ruling
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RTE on Dec. 7 'Correction' after Broadcasting Authority Ruling
By: Sydney Smith
December 19, 2011 12:00 PM EST
We wrote earlier this month about the Irish Broadcasting Authority's ruling that Irish public broadcaster RTE was both misleading and inaccurate in its report on what has been called the Corrib "rape...
Irish Broadcasting Authority Says RTE Report on VideoTaped Police Conversation Misleading, Inaccurate, RTE Airs Correction
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Irish Broadcasting Authority Says RTE Report on VideoTaped Police Conversation Misleading, Inaccurate, RTE Airs Correction
By: Sydney Smith
December 11, 2011 08:00 AM EST
Yet another complaint over an RTE report has been made to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Irish news site The Journal reported. In the past month, RTE, the Irish public broadcasting network, has had to make an...
250,000 Euro Fine for RTE over Libelous Report?
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250,000 Euro Fine for RTE over Libelous Report?
By: Sydney Smith
December 08, 2011 02:25 PM EST
Ireland's Broadcasting Authority may fine Ireland's public broadcaster RTE €250,000 for its program on Father Kevin Reynolds, the Irish Times reported.   The fine is separate from the libel payment the...
Former Irish Presidential Candidate Complains over RTE Airing Fake Tweet Accusations, Questions RTE Fact-Checking, Verification
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Former Irish Presidential Candidate Complains over RTE Airing Fake Tweet Accusations, Questions RTE Fact-Checking, Verification
By: Sydney Smith
December 01, 2011 09:00 AM EST
A failed candidate for Ireland's presidency accused RTE of violating journalism standards because it aired seemingly unverified claims from a fake tweet, the Irish Independent reported. The candidate, Sean Gallagher...
Another RTE Report Alleging Child Abuse Questioned
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Another RTE Report Alleging Child Abuse Questioned
By: Sydney Smith
November 29, 2011 04:15 PM EST
Ireland's public broadcaster, RTE, accused the deceased Brother Gerard Dillon of sexual abusing a student at a South African school, according to the Irish Independent. Brother Dillon's family has called for a...
RTE to Repeat Libel Apology to Father Kevin Reynolds, Ireland's Broadcasting Authority to Investigate Error
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RTE to Repeat Libel Apology to Father Kevin Reynolds, Ireland's Broadcasting Authority to Investigate Error
By: Sydney Smith
November 25, 2011 04:25 PM EST
RTE is apologizing again for its libelous claims that a Catholic priest raped "an underage girl" and fathered her child.  RTE also issued a statement Nov. 23 calling the error "the most serious editorial...
RTE To Pay Father Kevin Reynolds over False Rape, Child Story
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RTE To Pay Father Kevin Reynolds over False Rape, Child Story
By: Sydney Smith
November 19, 2011 03:45 PM EST
As StinkyJournalism has reported, Irish public broadcaster RTE issued a long apology to priest Father Kevin Reynolds after the Irish public broadcaster wrongly reported that he had raped a girl and fathered her child. Before...
Ireland's Press Ombudsman Will Review RTE's Editorial Processes after Big Libel Apology
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Ireland's Press Ombudsman Will Review RTE's "Editorial Processes" after Big Libel Apology
By: Sydney Smith
November 16, 2011 08:20 AM EST
RTE announced that press ombudsman John Horgan will review the Irish public broadcaster's "editorial processes." Last month, StinkyJournalism wrote when RTE apologized to priest Father Reynolds after one...
RTE Apologizes for Wrongly Accusing Priest of Rape, Fathering Child
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RTE Apologizes for Wrongly Accusing Priest of Rape, Fathering Child
By: Sydney Smith
October 14, 2011 12:40 PM EST
Irish public broadcaster RTE apologized to Father Kevin Reynolds of Galway, Ireland, after wrongly reporting accusations that the Catholic priest "fathered a child with an underage girl" in Africa, the...
RTE: Hoax Story by Phony Reporter A 'Prank'
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RTE: Hoax Story by Phony Reporter A 'Prank'
By: Sydney Smith
November 19, 2010 01:22 PM EST
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