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THE LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

ON TELEVISION AND RADIO BROADCASTING

 

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ARTICLE 3 MAIN CONCEPTS AND TERMS USED IN THE LAW

The following main conceptions are used in this law:

Official statement – information concerning the internal and foreign politics, protection
of public interests, emergency situations, subject to publication and presented officially
by the President of the Republic of Armenia, the National Assembly, the chairman of the
National Assembly, the government, the prime minister, the constitutional court, the
central election commission, the central bank, bodies of local government, as well as
other state bodies or persons authorized by them in cases stipulated by the law or the
resolution of the government.

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ARTICLE 11 TELEVISION AND RADIO PROGRAMS DURING REFERENDUMS
AND ELECTIONS
Before and during referendum and election campaigns the RA law on elections and
referendum regulates Television and Radio programs.
During the above-mentioned period it is forbidden to broadcast political or other
campaign materials in the form of information, editorial, documentary, column and other
programs. Similar programs should be run with the "Political Advertisement" or
"Election Campaign" title on the screen. In case of radio broadcast not less then three
times during the program there should be a reminder about it.
During the referendum and election campaign the television and radiobroadcasting
companies shall publicly inform about the rates for political advertisement and for the
airtime. Everyone shall use the paid airtime based on contracts, and the conditions shall
be the same for everyone.

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