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Title: Recommendation no. R (96) 10 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the guarantee of the independence of public service broadcasting
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Publisher: Council of Europe
Files: www.coe.int_t_dghl_standardsetting_media_doc_cm_rec(1996)010&expmem_en.pdf
Abstract: This recommendation, adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 11 September 1996 at the 573rd meeting of the Ministers' Deputies, recommends member state governments to include provisions in either their domestic law or the instruments governing public service broadcasting organisations that would guarantee their independence. The recommendation is accompanied by a collection of guidelines on what these provisions should entail. These guidelines concern general provisions, the competences, status and responsibilities of the management boards of public broadcasters, the competences and status of the supervisory bodies of public broadcasters, the staff, funding and programming policies of public broadcasters, and the access by public broadcasters to new communications technologies. The recommendation and guidelines are in turn elaborated in an Explanatory Memorandum.
Publication/ adoption date: 1996-09-11
Language: English