YPC Weekly Newsletter

2013


NCTR MONITORING: BROADCASTERS HAVE NOT VIOLATED RULES OF PRE-ELECTION PROMOTION

On February 22, the National Commission on Television and Radio released the report of the monitoring on ensuring of equal conditions for candidates to RA President by the Armenian TV and radio companies during the official electoral campaign. As we have reported, the NCTR conducted the monitoring in compliance with the RA Electoral Code (see details in YPC Weekly Newsletter, January 11-17, 2013).

The report of the regulatory body presented the quantitative data for the whole pre-election promotion (January 21 – February 16, 2013), as well as for the day preceding the voting (February 17), when promotion is prohibited by law: airtime volume, allocated to the candidates on TV and radio programs, and the paid/free airtime, provided to the candidates for pre-election promotion. The NCTR report also noted that within the period studied the TV or radio companies have not violated the procedure of pre-election promotion, as defined in the Electoral Code.

The NCTR report is available in Armenian at http://www.tvradio.am/?page_id=3743.