Authority makes changes to Lisbon coverage guidelines

The Broadcasting Commission of Ireland has made two changes to its guidelines for the media in the run up to the second Lisbon Treaty referendum.

Broadcasters are not required to allocate exactly the same amount of time to both the Yes and No campaign when it comes to editorial coverage.

However, they must ensure that the total airtime given over to political party broadcasts is equal.

The guidelines come into effect from Friday, ahead of polling on October 2.

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