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Monitoring of the Media Coverage of Elections by Nova TV, Alsat-M TV and Kanal 77 RA

Skopje, 27 November 2016 – While monitoring the coverage of the elections by the Trade and Broadcasting Companies of Televizija Nova DOOEL Skopje, Alsat-M DOO Skopje and Radio Kanal 77 DOOEL Shtip, the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services established non-compliance with the legal provisions for paid political advertising on the broadcasters’ part.

In the cases of Televizija Nova DOOEL Skopje and Radio Kanal 77 DOOEL Shtip, it was established that, contrary to Article 76, Paragraph 4 of the Electoral Code, these broadcasters had aired paid political advertising within particular news programmes, while TV Alsat-M DOO Skopje had aired more than 8 minutes of paid political advertising by the opposition parties represented in RM’s Parliament during several real hours of broadcasted programme, as well as more than 1 minute of paid political advertising by the political parties not represented in the RM Parliament, which is contrary to Article 75-f, Paragraph 1, of the Electoral Code.

 

The reports on the monitoring conducted are available at the following links:

–  Televizija Nova DOOEL Skopje (Article 76, Paragraph 4, of the Electoral Code)

–  Radio Kanal 77 DOO Shtip (Article 76, Paragraph 4, of the Electoral Code)

– TV Alsat-M DOO Skopje (Article 75-f, Paragraph 1, of the Electodral Code)