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:
Freedom of Expression
Secondary Thematic Area:
Media
Subtopic of secondary thematic area:
Editorial Freedom
Recommendation:
The revealed system imbalance in freedom of speech in media demands serious legislative correction to return to the constitutional arrangements. At the same time, it is necessary to draw special attention to legislative regulation of instruments of state participation in media, including in financing. This have to guarantee and provide their real freedom and independence.
Action required:
Legal change
Degree of Recommendation's Priority / Urgency / Relevance:
High
Body / Institution Responsible for Implementation:
Array
Implementation Status:
Not implemented