Jun 05, 2020

Gazette on media guidelines issued

The National Election Commission has issued a gazette extraordinary, containing 36 media guidelines for the upcoming General Election.

The gazette states that every media institution shall provide accurate, balanced and impartial information when broadcasting, televising or publishing its news bulletins and any other programme related to political affairs.

The gazette further notes that no media outlet shall act in a manner which discriminates against any contesting political party, independent group or candidate in its dissemination of information to the public and not to be biased in conferring media space and airtime. 

It adds that the National Election Commission will appoint a Permanent Representative Committee to monitor and ensure that media stations adhere to the guidelines issued by the Commission.