Skopje, 12 October 2017 – Based on the media coverage monitoring reports during the election campaign, the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services initiated misdemeanor procedures against Alfa TV, TV Kompani 21-M and Star TV, in line with the Electoral Code.
The misdemeanor procedure against Alfa TV was initiated due to failure to ensure balanced coverage of the 2017 local elections throughout its entire programme during the first ten days of the election campaign.
The misdemeanor procedures against the TV Kompani 21-M have been initiated due to airing paid political advertising within special information programmes, as follows: in the debate show titled “Click Plus” aired on 4 October 2017 on the part of TV Kompani 21-M, and in two editions of the “24 Open” programme aired on 4 and 5 October 2017, respectively, on the part of Star TV.
The monitoring reports on the above broadcasters are available at the following links:
Alfa TV – Article 75, Paragraph 1, of the Electoral Code, 10.10.2017
TV Kompani 21-M – Article 76, Paragraph 4, of the Electoral Code, 07.10.2017
Star TV – Article 76, Paragraph 4, of the Electoral Code, 06.10.2017