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GYLA appeals to Constitutional Court on recognition of Non-Constitutionality of Placement of Commercial Advertisements on Public Broadcaster

2019-08-01 14:48
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GYLA disputes the normative content of Article 64 (1) of the Law on Broadcasting which permits the placement of advertisements during the non-prime time of the working days (from 24:00 am to 19:00 pm) of the Public Broadcaster, Adjara TV and Radio in their news, public-political and educational programs. The organization does not argue the constitutionality of placing the advertisement at a non-prime time for their entertainment shows, films and serials, sports reporting, international competition, and festivals.

GYLA believes that possibility of placing the advertisements even in non-prime time of daypart of the Public Broadcasting Television news and public-political programs creates a significant danger that a commercial influence is imposed upon the Public Broadcaster, which may affect the objectivity and impartiality of the reportages reflecting this business activity.

GYLA filed a lawsuit with the Constitutional Court today, 1st August 2019.