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‘Stalwart’ of media regulation to step down
Celene Craig (R) with ministers Eamon Ryan and Catherine Martin (Pic: RollingNews.ie)

12 Jan 2024 / regulation Print

‘Stalwart’ of media regulation to step down

Celene Craig has decided not to seek a full five-year term as Broadcasting and Video-on-Demand Commissioner when her current term expires in March this year.

The former CEO of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland was appointed as Broadcasting and Video-on-Demand Commissioner for an initial one-year term by Minister Catherine Martin when Coimisiún na Meán (CnaM) was established in March 2023.

Her term as commissioner ends on 15 March 2024.

‘Significant contribution’

CnaM said that the role was now being advertised by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, with a recruitment process to be run by the Public Appointments Service.

Jeremy Godfrey (Executive Chair at CnaM) described Craig as “a stalwart of media regulation in Ireland for more than 30 years”, adding that she had made a significant contribution to legislative and policy developments in the sector in Ireland and Europe.

Craig (pictured) said: “In recent years, it has been particularly rewarding to contribute to shaping the new Irish online-safety regulatory framework, and in leading the BAI into the new regulatory body.”

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