"The exercise of power and the use of public funds by the state, the granting of customs duty privileges, the arbitrary and discriminatory placement of official advertising and government loans, the concession of radio and television broadcast frequencies, among others, with the intent to put pressure on and punish or reward the opinions they express threaten freedom of expression, and must be explicitly prohibited by law."
DocumentOAS: Inter-American Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression, principle 13
- 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.
- Government officials should not abuse their legal resources or custody over public finance to exert control over media content.