Election Obligations & Standards Database
"The very basis of democratic governance require that the electorate be able to make informed choices. This demands that all contesting points of view be fairly and equitably communicated on a non-discriminatory basis."
Norwegian Helsinki Committee: Manual on Human Rights Monitoring: An Introduction for Human Rights Field Officers
, p. 15
Manual on Human Rights Monitoring: An Introduction for Human Rights Field Officers
Free communication of information and ideas about public and political issues between citizens, candidates, and elected representatives is necessary.