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Czech Republic

Broadcasting Act

(Act No 231, dated 17 May 2001)

on radio and television broadcasting operation and on changes of other acts

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PART THREE
LICENCES

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Article 12
Licence

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(12) Furthermore the Council shall not extend the validity of the licence in case when sanctions for serious violations of the obligations listed below have been repeatedly imposed upon licensed broadcaster by means of final decision:

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a. broadcasting of programme units inciting to hatred due to race, sex, religion, ethnic origin or association with certain group of population,

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Article 17
Important facts for decisions on applications for licence granting

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(1) In the process of decision-making for granting the licence the Council shall assess the following facts:

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g. benefits provided by the applicant for the development of culture of ethnic and other minorities in the Czech Republic.

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PART FIVE
RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF BROADCASTERS AND OPERATORS OF RETRANSMISSION

Chapter I
Rights and Duties in Programme Broadcasting


Article 31
Programme Contents

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(4) The statutory broadcaster shall prepare its programme structure so as to provide, in its broadcasting, a well-balanced portfolio offered to all the population with respect to their age, gender, colour of the skin, faith, religion, political or other opinions, ethnic, national or social origin, and membership of a minority.

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Source: http://www.iue.it/Personal/JMF/Harcourt/Czechbroad2001.html


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