League of Voters Demands TV Channels Stop Campaigning for Putin

posted 14 Feb 2012, 09:47 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 14 Feb 2012, 09:48 ]
Source: HRO.org (info), 13/02/12 

· Electoral Rights 

Russian TV channels are violating the law and broadcasting campaigning materials on behalf of only one of the candidates for president – prime minister Vladimir Putin. This is the conclusion to which the Council of Founders of the League of Voters has come at the end of the first week of campaigning in the presidential election. 

The Council has sent an open letter to the heads of Channel One, the Federal State Russian TV and Radio Company (VGTRK) and NTV, and also to the head of the Election Central Commission Vladimir Churov, warning that the ‘obvious PR’ for Vladimir Putin must be stopped, the website of the League of Voters reports. [Read more]