Requests Submitted to Initiate Misdemeanor Proceedings Against Sonce TV, 21 TV and Kanal 77 Radio

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Skopje, 13 December 2016 – Further to the action proposals submitted by the Ad Hoc Committee for Observing Media Coverage, the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services filed requests with the competent court to initiate misdemeanor proceedings, whereupon the court would pronounce misdemeanor sanctions in the form of warnings against three broadcasters.

Misdemeanor procedures have been initiated against TV Sonce DOOEL Prilep and TV Kompani 21-M DOOEL Skopje, due to violation of the election silence and Article 76-b, Paragraph 3, of the Electoral Code, and against Radio Kanal 77 DOOEL Shtip, for violating Article 76, Paragraph 1, of the Electoral Code, and for broadcasting paid political advertising that was not appropriately marked or clearly separated from the other contents of the medium’s programme.

The action proposals by the Ad Hoc Committee for Observing Media Coverage, as well as the reports on the monitoring conducted, can be downloaded at the following links:

Proposal to impose a measure – TV Sonce DOOEL Prilep 

Written report on the monitoring conducted – TV Sonce DOOEL Prilep  

Proposal to impose a measure – TV Kompani 21-M DOOEL Skopje 

Written report on the monitoring conducted – TV Kompani 21-M DOOEL Skopje  

Proposal to impose a measure – Radio Kanal 77 DOOEL Shtip 

Written report on the monitoring conducted – Radio Kanal 77 DOOEL Shtip 



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