"The media should be free to report on election-related matters. They should also be exempted from liability for disseminating unlawful statements made directly by parties or candidates – whether in the context of live broadcasting or advertising – unless the statements have been ruled unlawful by a court or the statements constitute direct incitement to violence and the media outlet had an opportunity to prevent their dissemination. "
International Mechanisms for Promoting Freedom of Expression: Joint Statement on the Media and Elections, p.2 para. 15

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Joint Statement on the Media and Elections