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PR 1-2-2013 Broadcasting Authority fails to observe its own Directive

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    Alternattiva Demokratika - The Green Party www.alternattiva.org.mt P.O. Box 38, Marsa, MTP1001 PR 1-2-2013 Broadcasting Authority fails to observe its own
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 2013
    Alternattiva Demokratika - The Green Party
    www.alternattiva.org.mt
    P.O. Box 38, Marsa, MTP1001


    PR 1-2-2013
    Broadcasting Authority fails to observe its own Directive

    The Broadcasting Authority did not observe its own Directive. This was
    stated by Carmel Cacopardo Deputy Chairperson of Alternattiva
    Demokratika when commenting on a Broadcasting Authority decision on a
    number of protests which AD submitted against PBS.

    Cacopardo continued by stating that last Wednesday the Broadcasting
    Authority informed AD of its decision on the protests submitted by AD
    on 18th January 2013. The Broadcasting Authority did not consider
    anything objectinable when during the debate between the party leaders
    on Xarabank Michael Briguglio AD Chairperson was allotted less time
    than the PN and PL leaders notwithstanding that the Directive of the
    same Authority dated 16th January 2013 states that: “The objective of
    these rules is that in a debate between leaders or deputy leaders of
    political parties these are treated in a similar manner not only in
    the permissible time but also in the way they are handled by the
    presentor.”

    Nor did the Broadcasting Authority consider anything objectionable
    when on TV programmes on PBS AD spokespersons are only asked to speak
    for a few minutes and then invited to leave the set.

    In this situation where both the PN and the PL control of a TV station
    as well as a radio station, concluded Cacopardo, the Broadcasting
    Authority which is made up of PN and PL nominees, is being an
    accomplice with PBS in suffocating AD’s voice on public broadcasting.




    PR 1-2-2013
    L-Awtorita’ tax-Xandir ma tosservax id-Direttiva taghha stess

    L-Awtorita’ tax-Xandir ma tosservax id-Direttiva taghha stess. Dan
    qalu Carmel Cacopardo Vici Chairperson ta’ Alternattiva Demokratika,
    huwa u jikkummenta dwar decizjoni tal-Awtorita’ tax-Xandir fuq numru
    ta’ ilmenti li AD ghamlet fil-konfront ta’ PBS.

    Cacopardo kompla jghid li nhar l-Erbgha l-Awtorita tax-Xandir infurmat
    lill-Alternattiva Demokratika bid-decizjoni taghha dwar ilmenti li AD
    issottomettiet nhar it-18 ta’ Jannar 2013. L-Awtorita’ tax-Xandir ma
    rat xejn hazin li f’dibattiti bejn il-mexxejja tal-Partiti fuq
    Xarabank Michael Briguglio Chairperson ta’ AD kien allokat hin inqas
    mill-mexxejja tal-PN u l-PL u dan minkejja li d-Direttiva tal-istess
    Awtorita datata 16 ta’ Jannar 2013 tghid li: “L-iskop ta’ dawn
    ir-regoli hu li f’dibattitu bejn il-mexxejja jew id-deputati mexxejja
    tal-partiti dawn jinghataw trattament ugwali mhux biss fl-ammont
    tal-hin imma ukoll fil-mod tal-komportament tal-prezentaturi.”

    L-Awtorita ta’ Xandir l-anqas ma rat xejn hazin li ghal programmi fuq
    il-PBS bosta drabi kelliema ta’ Alternattiva Demokratika ikollhom ftit
    minuti biss biex jitkellmu u mbaghad jintalbu jitilqu minn fuq is-set.

    F’sitwazzjoni fejn kemm il-PN kif ukoll il-PL ghandhom kontrol ta’
    stazzjon tat-TV u iehor tar-radju, temm jghid Cacopardo, l-Awtorita
    tax-Xandir maghmula minn persuni nominati mill-PN u mill-PL qed tkun
    komplici mal-PBS biex jinhonoq lehen Alternattiva Demokratika fuq
    ix-xandir pubbliku.
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