Election Obligations & Standards Database
"The international standards and case-law make clear that governments have a negative obligation not to interfere with the imparting of information by the media or by willing speakers."
Article 19: Guidelines for Election Broadcasting in Transitional Democracies
, p. 53
Guidelines for Election Broadcasting in Transitional Democracies
Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, whether through public speeches or other means.
Free communication of information and ideas about public and political issues between citizens, candidates, and elected representatives is necessary.