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Proposals by the Ad Hoc Committee concerning the 18 Reports on Monitoring Media Coverage of the Elections in the Period 11-20 November 2016

Skopje, 29 November 2016 – Based on the written reports on the monitoring of the coverage of elections by 18 programming services in the period 11-20 November 2016, the Ad-hoc Committee for Observing Media Coverage submitted Action Proposals to the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services.

The Ad Hoc Committee submitted proposals to initiate misdemeanour procedures, whereby the court would pronounce misdemeanor sanctions in the form of fines, against TV Nova DOOEL Skopje and against TV Sitel DOOEL Skopje, due to violation of Article 75, Paragraph 1, of the Electoral Code.

For violation of the same article, the Ad Hoc Committee submitted a proposal to initiate misdemeanor procedure, whereby the court would pronounce a misdemeanor sanction in the form of warning, against TV Alfa DOOEL Skopje.

As regards all other programming services, the Ad Hoc Committee submitted proposals not to impose any measures.

The proposals by the Ad-hoc Committee for Observing Media Coverage are available at the links given below:

 

Proposals to impose measure:

Proposal to impose measure – TV Nova DOOEL Skopje

Proposal to impose measure – TV Sitel DOOEL Skopje

Proposal to impose measure – TV Alfa DOOEL Skopje

Proposals not to impose measures:

Proposal not to impose measure – Makedonska Radiotelevizija – First Programming Service (MRT1)

Proposal not to impose measure – Makedonska Radiotelevizija – First Programming Service (MRA1)

Proposal not to impose measure – Makedonska Radiotelevizija – Second Programming Service (MRT2)

Proposal not to impose measure – Makedonska Radiotelevizija – Third Programming Service (MRA3)

Proposal not to impose measure – TV Alsat-M DOO Skopje

Proposal not to impose measure – TV Kanal 5 DOOEL Skopje (Article 75, Paragraph 1, of the Electoral Code)

Proposal not to impose measure – TV Kanal 5 DOOEL Skopje (Article 75-b of the Electoral Code)

Proposal not to impose measure – TV Telma DOOEL Skopje

Proposal not to impose measure – TV 24 Vesti DOOEL Stip

Proposal not to impose measure – TV Sonce DOOEL Skopje

Proposal not to impose measure – Nasha TV DOOEL Skopje

Proposal not to impose measure – TV ART DOO Tetovo

Proposal not to impose measure – TV Shenja DOOEL Skopje

Proposal not to impose measure – TV Kompani 21-M DOOEL Skopje

Proposal not to impose measure – Radio Kanal 77 DOOEL Stip

Proposal not to impose measure – Radio Slobodna Makedonija DOOEL Skopje