Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

ELECTION 2012: 99 Percent party to remove UNICEF logo from its ads

The UNICEF logo will no longer appear from election ads run by the 99 Percent – Civic Voice party in the near future because of complaints from the international organisation over a political spot titled 'They Don't Have to Know About It' in which a child is shown playing football in a FC Barcelona T-shirt with a UNICEF logo, the TASR newswire reported. "Neither the children’s fund UNICEF nor our partner FC Barcelona has provided consent to any political party to use our logo in the election campaign. In more than 65 years of its history, UNICEF has never encountered a similar case," said UNICEF press secretary Anna Beňová to the TASR newswire. She added that UNICEF has already been in touch with legal representation over the ad that features a youngster and suggests that children should be spared knowing about how dodgy Slovak politics has become, TASR wrote.

The UNICEF logo will no longer appear from election ads run by the 99 Percent – Civic Voice party in the near future because of complaints from the international organisation over a political spot titled 'They Don't Have to Know About It' in which a child is shown playing football in a FC Barcelona T-shirt with a UNICEF logo, the TASR newswire reported.

"Neither the children’s fund UNICEF nor our partner FC Barcelona has provided consent to any political party to use our logo in the election campaign. In more than 65 years of its history, UNICEF has never encountered a similar case," said UNICEF press secretary Anna Beňová to the TASR newswire. She added that UNICEF has already been in touch with legal representation over the ad that features a youngster and suggests that children should be spared knowing about how dodgy Slovak politics has become, TASR wrote.

The 99 Percent spokesperson, Michaela Salajová, claimed that the logo was used unintentionally and that the party was unaware of it in the ad.

"99 Percent hasn't asked UNICEF for its approval to use the logo as we have never had any intention to show the logo in our campaign ... We're sorry for the misunderstanding and any inconvenience caused and will remove the logo from the ad at once," Salajová stated, as quoted by TASR.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

Police president refuses the proposals of students

He turned down their suggestions for a public debate but invites them to talk about corruption at the Police Corps Presidium.

Police President Tibor Gašpar

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.