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The empty chair and the moratorium: broacasters’ duties of fairness – II

I enjoy political debate; and I particularly enjoy political debates on television between political party leaders. I will therefore be a happy spectator tomorrow night when TV3 host the first such Continue Reading

The empty chair and the moratorium: broacasters’ duties of fairness – I

During the course of the next month or so, we are going to hear a lot about the duty of broadcasters to be balanced, fair, objective, and impartial, in current affairs matters. In fact, TV3 have Continue Reading

Do I hear drumbeats for privacy legislation?

And they'll just put you in the spotlight And hope that you'll do alright Or maybe not Now why do you wanna go and put starz in their eyes? Why do you wanna go and put starz in their eyes? Continue Reading

TV3 wants end to broadcast media blackout prior to election · TheJournal.ie

TV3 wants end to broadcast media blackout prior to election 07/01/11, 12:31 pm 290 Views 5 Comments Share Tweet 4 Image: Gruenemann via Flickr UPDATED 13.45 TV3 IS Continue Reading

Cork privacy seminar discussed TV3’s Lenihan revelations

Today's Irish Times carries two interesting interlinked reports. The first is about yesterday's Press Council seminar in Cork, the second is about TV3's exposure of Brian Lenihan's illness, which - Continue Reading

And so it continues

In today's Irish Times, Mary Minihan writes: Complaints to BAI over TV3 cancer disclosure The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has received 70 e-mails complaining about the TV3 news Continue Reading

And so it begins, with dreary predictability

You read it here first folks. Now, in today's Irish Times, Michael Foley (School of Media, DIT) writes: Lenihan broadcast could lead to privacy law rethink ANALYSIS: TV3 had no more than a Continue Reading

Will privacy legislation follow TV3’s disclosure of Brian Lenihan’s illness?

Joe Ryan wrote both an interesting comment on this morning's post and a great post about the issue on his own blog. My reply to him became too long for a comment, so I've upgraded it to this post. Continue Reading


Me in a hatHi there! Thanks for dropping by. I’m Eoin O’Dell, and this is my blog: Cearta.ie – the Irish for rights.

“Cearta” really is the Irish word for rights, so the title provides a good sense of the scope of this blog.

In general, I write here about private law, free speech, and cyber law; and, in particular, I write about Irish law and education policy.

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What I'd like for here is a simple widget that takes the list of feeds from my existing RSS reader and displays it here as a blogroll. Nothing fancy. I'd love a recommendation, if you have one.

I had built a blogroll here on my Google Reader RSS subscriptions. Google Reader produced a line of html for each RSS subscription category, each of which I pasted here. So I had a list of my subscriptions as my blogroll, organised by category, which updated whenever I edited Google Reader. Easy peasy. However, with the sad and unnecessary demise of that product, so also went this blogroll. Please take a moment to mourn Google Reader. If there's an RSS reader which provides a line of html for the list of subscriptions, or for each RSS subscription category as Google Reader did, I'd happily use that. So, as I've already begged, I'd love a recommendation, if you have one.

Meanwhile, please bear with me until I find a new RSS+Blogroll solution




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