A week after the parliament approved an extension of the moratorium from 14 to 50 days, media outlets have taken a strong stand against the change.
The Association of Independent Radio and Television Stations (ANRTS) and the Association of Print and Digital Media (ATDM) regard a 50-day moratorium as an unacceptable and disproportionate interference in the freedom of expression, manifesting the abuse of political power.
“MPs did not restrict their rights by this ban since they will have access to the results of the polls,” the joint statement reads, as quoted by the TASR newswire. “It’s a restriction of the media’s rights to provide information on the polls to its readers/listeners/viewers.”
5. Nov 2019 at 21:42 | Compiled by Spectator staff