Country:
Russia
Organization:
Golos - open source data
Year:
2018
Election Type:
Presidential
Recommending Organization:
Golos - open source data
Disclaimer:
Golos had to cancel its membership of the European Platform for Democratic Elections (EPDE) due to EPDE being listed as an "undesirable foreign organization" in Russia in March 2018. Due to this we exclusively evaluate open source information regarding election observation in Russia.
Primary Thematic Area:
Media
Subtopic of primary thematic area:
Media Monitoring
Secondary Thematic Area:
Media
Subtopic of secondary thematic area:
Regulatory Body and Oversight
Recommendation:
The Central Election Commission of Russia has to provide equality and fair position about candidates in the state media. The CEC needs to carry out its own monitoring of broadcasting programs during the election campaigns to find out unequal and prejudiced covering of a campaign and to take fast and effective measures against those who break the law. The movement "Golos" considers such monitoring has to be carried out, the methodology and results have to be disclosed for society and be regularly published. The ODIHR/OBSE have given similar recommendations for many years.
Degree of Recommendation's Priority / Urgency / Relevance:
High
Body / Institution Responsible for Implementation:
Array
Implementation Status:
Not implemented