Prevention of independent scrutiny of print and electronic media

media scrutinyCross-media ownership prevents independent scrutiny by print media of the content, standards and policies of the electronic media owned by the same group. And vice versa while this is not a conventional “corrupt practice”, cross-media ownership deprives citizens from access to independent evaluation of the content of various media.

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Terms of Reference No. E

Notable number of media professionals possess integrity and competence

The Commission would like to stress that, neither in the instances cited in Part-One of the Report dealing with TOR No. F nor in the above instances is there an intention to disregard the fact that there is a notable number of publishers, media owners, editors, working journalists in print and broadcast media and other […]

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Terms of Reference No. E

TOR No. E

Minister or a Minister for visits such acceptance of complimentary support also erodes the capacity for independent journalism. Acceptance of secret payments from institutions other than the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in the public sector e.g. other Ministries and Departments, civil and military intelligence agencies or the private corporate sector. 4. Prevention of independent […]

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