"The obligation on publicly-owned or government-controlled media to publish or broadcast the views of the opposition derives from the prohibition of discrimination in the enjoyment of rights. This is strongly stated in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, as well as in other human rights treaties. It means that if the ruling party has an opportunity to exercise its right to freedom of expression through the government media, then the opposition must be given the same opportunity."
ACE: The Electoral Knowledge Network: The ACE Encyclopaedia: Media and Elections, p. 72

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The ACE Encyclopaedia: Media and Elections