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"Any administrative body which has the power to oversee rules relating to the media during election periods should be independent of the government and its decisions should be subject to timely judicial review."
UN (OHCHR), OAS, OSCE: Joint Declaration on Freedom of Expression and Elections in the Digital Age
, para. 1.b.ii
Joint Declaration on Freedom of Expression and Elections in the Digital Age
The appointment and functioning of regulatory authorities should be transparent.
The state should ensure that all public regulatory agencies are independent and protected from interference.
The media regulatory body should act in an impartial and transparent manner.