AD calls for democratisation of BA
The Alternattive Demokratika have called for the democratization of political broadcasting shows, adding that if an AD candidate is elected, the Broadcasting Authority will no longer remain the mouthpiece for the PL and PN.
“Access to Broadcasting should not depend on representation in parliament but should be widened to all political parties and civil society organisations who respect the constitution and do not incite hatred against minorities or ethnic groups, cultures and identities.” AD Chairperson Michael Briguglio argued.
The AD Chairperson added that members of the Broadcasting Authority should be appointed by a Parliamentary Committee after a public call for applications. The Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) should be managed by a Board of Directors autonomous from the Government, and appointed by a parliamentary committee, following a public hearing, he further explained.
AD Deputy Chairperson Carmel Cacopardo said that during this electoral campaign AD’s access to airtime on public broadcasting is very limited. He expressed that It does not make sense for PBS to keep ignoring AD’s views when discussing the basic issues brought up in the electoral campaign.