1,043 violations recorded in media during pre-campaign period (Report) | Tunisia News Gazette

1,043 violations recorded in media during pre-campaign period (Report)

Some 1,043 violations were recorded in media (written press, audiovisual and electronic press) during the pre-campaign for the municipal election period, Head of the Awfia association for Integrity of the Elections Nabil Labassi revealed.

These violations were observed between March 7 and April 13.

Speaking during a press conference held on Wednesday in Tunis, Labassi added that in 3,138 of the analysed materials, 438 violations were committed by radio stations in terms of not respecting integrity and neutrality, positive and negative propaganda, vagueness and lack of objectivity.

The report on monitoring the media reveals 319 violations in the written press in 1,725 contents linked to positive and negative propaganda, lack of neutrality, vagueness, hate speech, discrimination and exclusion were recorded against 191 similar violations in 680 TV content.

The breaches were committed by electronic media (95 in 905 samples) mainly related to violation of human dignity, rights and personal data, hate speech, discrimination, vagueness, lack of objectivity and positive and negative propaganda.

The association further deplored in its report the poor presence of candidates in various media during the same period at about 14.4%.

The monitoring report was conducted in partnership with the National Democratic Institute.

Source: TAP News Agency

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