Dublin broadcasting unit will support those who oppose the Eurovision contest in Israel

The Irish Campaign to Boycott the Eurovision in 2019 in Israel welcomes the motion passed by the Dublin Broadcasting Branch of the NUJ on 29th January whereby it states it “will support any member, working in RTÉ or elsewhere, who chooses to exercise a conscientious objection towards involvement in coverage of the song contest.”
The motion was passed by a large majority and represents a recognition that the Eurovision contest in Israel presents serious ethical issues for anyone who cares about human rights. We welcome this support for workers choosing not to participate in coverage of the contest, either in Israel or in Ireland, as we do also with the Director General of RTÉ, Ireland’s National Broadcaster, Dee Forbes’ commitment last year not to sanction any workers whose consciences prevent them from travelling to Israel.
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