The Regulator supported the initiative of the Public Council on ceation of the Independent expert council on media oversight during elections
At a meeting on January 10, the Regulator reviewed the appeal of the Public Council working under the eigis National Council and decided to endorse its initiative to establish an Independent expert council on the activities of electronic media during the 2019 elections.
Accordingly, an Independent expert council subsidiary to the Public Council, which will include representatives of the civil society organizations, media lawyers, political scientists, representatives of the Academia etc., will work to ensure the democratic nature, transparency and openness of media coverage of the electoral process during election campaigns.
It is anticipated that members of the expert council will provide conclusions on disputed and controversial materials and situations that will arise during the electoral process. Relevant documents will be available to the general public.
Shortly there will be an announcement of submission of candidatures for the membership of the Independent expert council to the Public Council on the website of the National Council.