Election Obligations & Standards Database
"SADC Member States shall adhere to the following principles in the conduct of democratic elections: Equal opportunity for all political parties to access the state media."
SADC: Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections
, para. 2.1.5
Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections
Access to the media should be guaranteed to all political parties and candidates and be fairly distributed.
Political parties and candidates must have access to the public media on a non-discriminatory basis.