Violation of the Rules for Publishing Polls Detected with 1 TV

Skopje, 27 September 2018 – Based on the monitoring of the programme of 1 TV aired during the Referendum period, on 25 September 2018, the Agency found violation of the rules concerning the publishing of results of public opinion polls.

Namely, on 25 September 2018, 1 TV published, on several occasions, the results of a public opinion poll relating to the Referendum, conducted by the Rating Agency, commissioned by 1 TV, after the end of the period during which publishing of poll results had been permitted, i.e. five days before the voting date at the latest – which in this case was 24 September 2018.

Due to the committed violation, the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services will initiate a misdemeanor procedure before the competent court.

The relevant supervision report is available at this link