Election 2020 - The Count Process and Legal Implications for Broadcasters.

Course Brief

This half day workshop will give participants an insight into Election 2020, the parties, the polls and the politics, planning your election coverage and reporting election results.  The workshop will be delivered by media law experts, Sarah Kieran and Andrea Martin from Media Lawyer along with Simon Devilly, Media and Communications Consultant. 

Course Content

The workshop will give participants an insight into :

  • The Parties, the Politics and the Polls
  • The constituencies, gender quotas, candidate spending limits, Dail formation following the election, Seanad Eireann and useful references
  • The Count Process, the Ballot Paper, the Voter and PR
  • The Tally, reporting the Tally figures, reporting the results
  • The Quota, reaching the Quota, eliminating candidates, election of candidates, distribution of surplus and vote management
  • Planning your Election Coverage
  • BAI Fairness Code and Election Guidelines
  • Monitoring your obiligations under the Fairness Code and Election Guidelines
  • Fairness Rule 27
  • Managing Election Interests
  • Developing and Publishing your Election Statement
  • Social Media Contributions and Politicial Advertising
  • Party Politicial Broadcasts and the Moratorium
  • Practical Tips for Compliance
  • Role of Presenters
  • Questions and Answeres


Course Participants

This workshop is aimed at all researchers, producers, presenters and station management who will be involved in Election 2020 coverage and reporting.