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Deliberation n° 2017-62 of November 22nd, 2017 relating to the principle of political pluralism in the services of radio and television

Publication date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017


The Superior council of the audio-visual one,  

Considering law n° 86-1067 of the modified September 30th, 1986 relating to the freedom of communication, in particular its articles 1st, 3-1 and 13;  

Considering the Council Decision of State ruling with the dispute n° 311136 of April 8th, 2009;  

After having deliberated on it,  

Decide:   

Article 1st    

The editors of services of radio and television respect the principle of following political pluralism:  

I. - Interventions of the President of the Republic, his collaborators and the members of the Government 

The editors take into account the interventions of the President of the Republic which, because of their contents and their context, concern the national political debate, within the meaning of the Council Decision of State of April 8th, 2009, as well as the interventions of his/her collaborators.  

The time of intervention cumulated of the President of the Republic concerned with the national political debate, of its collaborators and the members of the Government must correspond to the third of the total time of intervention. 

II. – Interventions of the parties and political groupings

For the interventions not raising of I, the editors take care to ensure the political parties and groupings which express the main trends of the national political life a time of equitable intervention taking into consideration element of their representativeness, in particular the results of the elections, the number and the categories of elected officials which are attached to it, the importance of the groups at the Parliament and the indications of their contribution and opinion polls, to the animation of the national political debate.

III. – Exceptional situations 

It can be taken account of exceptional situations in the appreciation made by the Council of the distribution of times of intervention.

IV. - Local pluralism  

Notwithstanding the provisions which precede, in the programs with local diffusion, pluralism must be assured in the treatment the local political news by taking account of the local political balances.  

Article 2   

The time of intervention mentioned to the article 1st gets along like the only time during which a personality is expressed.  

Article 3  

In accordance with article 13 of the law of September 30th, 1986 referred to above, the statement and the transmission of times of intervention are carried out monthly. The Council carries out each quarter the appreciation of the respect of the principle of political pluralism in the whole of the programs by taking of account the cycles of programming of the emissions.

Article 4 

The present deliberation will come into effect on January 1st, 2018 . The deliberation of July 21st, 2009 relating to the principle of political pluralism in the services of radio and television is repealed at the same date. 

Article 5  

The present deliberation will be published in the Journal officiel de la République française

 

Fact in Paris, on November 22nd, 2017. 

For the Superior council of the audio-visual one: 

The president, 

O. Schrameck