BC urges the Media to promote Culture of Tolerance in the Society

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Skopje, March 11, 2012– The Broadcasting Council (BC) expressed its concern about the manner of reporting in terms of the actual incidents of violence. In that manner, BC called upon the broadcasters to contribute to reducing of the tensions during the media coverage of these incidents, to promote social dialogue and culture of tolerance and not to promote hatred and intolerance.

The BC also urges the broadcasters to avoid the sensational reporting and emphasizing of the ethnical and religious differences and to comply with the program standards from the Broadcasting Law, especially in regard to the obligation of impartial presentation of the events, with an equal treatment of different points of view and opinions and to provide free formation of opinion of the public in regard to certain events and issues.
BC is closely following the reporting of the broadcasters and it will take all legal measures, if detects hate speech and spreading intolerance in their programs.


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