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BAJ issues report on media coverage of presidential election

2015 2015-10-29T16:15:06+0300 2015-10-29T16:15:06+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The monitoring focused on media items that were about the electoral campaign and presidential candidates as well as other political and non-political bodies which activity during the election campaign was noticeable. The items were analysed both quantitatively and qualitatively. The report also features instances of partial, incomprehensive or biased coverage that does not meet professional standards, breaches ethics in journalism, and departure from internationally accepted standards of reporting on elections.

"Contrary to the 2010 presidential campaign, this time the state-owned media gave more attention to the election related topics. However, the actual proportion of air time and space allocated to the contenders did not change. The incumbent still enjoyed a dominant position," says the Report.

See full text of the Report.

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