The Council for Broadcasting and Retransmission, a state watchdog, issued the private Markíza TV station a Sk1 million ($22,000) fine last week for promoting the Ano party of station co-owner Pavol Rusko.
The station, which has long been criticised for allowing Rusko’s politics to affect its news coverage, has said it is convinced it did not break the law.
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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19. Aug 2002 at 12:45