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TV Markíza and TV JOJ are sanctioned for political advertising

Slovakia’s Broadcast and Retransmission Council (RVR) held an extraordinary session on February 2 and sanctioned TV Markíza and TV JOJ, private broadcasters, for breaking the law by broadcasting advertisements for the 99% – People's Voice party that had a political character, the TASR newswire reported. "The council only has two options with sanctions: the first is a notice concerning a violation the law, if it is the broadcaster's first offence. The second is a fine of between €3,319 and €165,969," RVR head Miloš Mistrík told TASR. Mistrík said TV Markíza had already violated the applicable section of the law in the past so the council issued a fine of €100,000. TV JOJ received a warning as Mistrík said this was its first offence.

Slovakia’s Broadcast and Retransmission Council (RVR) held an extraordinary session on February 2 and sanctioned TV Markíza and TV JOJ, private broadcasters, for breaking the law by broadcasting advertisements for the 99% – People's Voice party that had a political character, the TASR newswire reported.

"The council only has two options with sanctions: the first is a notice concerning a violation the law, if it is the broadcaster's first offence. The second is a fine of between €3,319 and €165,969," RVR head Miloš Mistrík told TASR. Mistrík said TV Markíza had already violated the applicable section of the law in the past so the council issued a fine of €100,000. TV JOJ received a warning as Mistrík said this was its first offence.

Slovakia’s Broadcasting and Retransmission Law permits media to carry political advertising only during a 21-day period immediately before an election, TASR wrote.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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