Banning something will only amplify it

Banning something will only amplify it

History has shown that banning anything is rarely a good idea, but that hasn’t stopped Communicorp from its latest round of media blacklisting

To ban: to prohibit the use, performance, or distribution of (Merriam-Webster)

Nobody in media likes the word “ban”. It smells of censorship, something being covered up. It’s a story being hidden when we all know the story should be told, confronted if need be. If it was a hairdo you would say it was a bad look. It’s had a chequered history in Irish media.

Section 31 of the 1960 Broadcasting Act allowed...

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