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:
Balanced Coverage
Secondary Thematic Area:
Media
Subtopic of secondary thematic area:
Media Monitoring
Recommendation:
It is necessary to differentiate more clearly the concepts information and agitation in media. In particular, to give definition to the propaganda purpose and develop methodology of its identification. It is necessary for minimizing value judgements of disputable materials in media and for increasing legal definiteness. At the same time the principle of formation and activity of working groups on information disputes has to be changed: the groups have to make external independent expertizes and for this reason representatives of observers and journalistic public associations (the self-regulating organizations) and the academic community have to become a part of that groups.
Action required:
Legal change
Degree of Recommendation's Priority / Urgency / Relevance:
High
Body / Institution Responsible for Implementation:
Array
Implementation Status:
Not implemented