"It is generally accepted that [the public media] should not be political partisan in their editorial coverage. This was the view set out by the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, in his 1999 report, when he spoke of the obligation of the state-owned media to give voice to a variety of opinions and not to be a propaganda organ for one particular political party. Also, they have particular obligations to provide civic education, as well as to provide a platform for the different political parties."
ACE: The Electoral Knowledge Network: The ACE Encyclopaedia: Media and Elections, p. 83

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The ACE Encyclopaedia: Media and Elections