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Statute of the Public Institution RTV Slovenia

1995

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Article 7

Activities of the RTV Slovenia as a public institute:

1. 0/92.20 Radio and TV activities

The creation, production and broadcasting of the following radio and television programmes:

- Two national television programmes;

- Three national radio programmes;

- One radio and one television programme for the Italian and one radio and one television programme for the Hungarian national community (hereinafter referred to as the national minority programmes);

- Radio and television programme for Slovene national minorities in the neighbouring countries in accordance with interstate treaties and protocols;

- Radio and TV programmes for the foreign public;

- Radio and television programmes of the regional centres in Koper and Maribor;

- Teletext, RDS (Radio Data System) programme.

The RTV Slovenia must guarantee that radio and TV programmes include:

- Quality, varied and balanced informative, cultural, educational and entertaining programmes;

- Creation, remaking and broadcasting of artistic works;

- Programmes for Slovene national minorities in the neighbouring countries, Slovene immigrants and expatriates;

- Exercise of the constitutional rights of the Italian and Hungarian ethnic communities in the fields of radio and television public information, maintaining connections between the ethnic communities and their nations of origin, and the inclusion of cultural and other achievements of the Italian and Hungarian nations in the national minority programmes;

- Equal provision of information about events in all parts of Slovenia;

- Provision of information about the life and activities of Slovene national minorities in the neighbouring countries;

- Non-commercial programmes of other radio and television organisations and of other producers in the Republic of Slovenia, and the inclusion of quality foreign RTV programmes, particularly from European countries;

- Informing the foreign public about events and achievements of the Republic of Slovenia in cultural and other fields, and presentation of Slovene radio and television creativity abroad;

- Recording of radio and TV programmes.

RTV Slovenia shall provide information about events and the presentation of the interests of the regions of Slovenia, programmes for national communities and programmes for Slovene national minorities in particular through units in Maribor, Koper and Lendava, and through local pro­grammes, "Murski val" in Murska Sobota, and "Koroški radio" in Slovenj Gradec.

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Article 9

RTV Slovenia shall include the following units:

1. Programme unit Television Slovenia,

2. Programme unit Radio Slovenia,

3. Organisational unit TV Production,

4. Organisational unit Radio Production,

5. Regional RTV Centre: Regionalni RTV Center Koper-Capodistria-Centre Regionale RTV Koper-Capodistria,

6. Regional RTV Centre Maribor with two studios for the Hungarian programme in Lendava - Magyar Nemzetségi Murosok Lendvai Szerkesztöség,

7. Organisational unit Musical Production,

8. Organisational unit Transmitters and Communications,

9. Organisational Unit Založba kaset in plošc (Record company).

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Regional RTV Centre Koper-Capodistria

Article 18

The programme of the TV Koper-Capodistria and the programme of the Radio Koper-Capodistria shall integrate into the regional RTV centre Koper-Capodistria, which shall create, produce and broadcast television and radio programmes in Slovene, television and radio programmes for the Italian national community, television and radio programme for the Slovene minority in Italy. The regional RTV centre shall also produce programmes for national radio and TV programmes.

Article 19

The editorials of the regional radio and TV programmes and the editorials of the radio and TV programmes shall produce the radio and TV programmes from the preceding Article in the Italian language.

The production of the radio and TV programmes shall be managed and coordinated by the editors-in-chief of these programmes in cooperation with the directors of radio and TV programmes.

The production of the television and radio programmes in the Italian language shall be coordinated by the director and editors-in-chief of the programmes for the Italian national community.

Organisational, business and other general matters shall be managed and coordinated by the manager of the regional RTV centre.

Regional RTV Centre Maribor

Article 20

The Regional RTV Centre Maribor shall create, produce and broadcast the regional television and radio programmes, the television and radio programmes for the Hungarian national community, the television and radio programmes for the Slovene minorities in Austria and Hungary. It shall also produce broadcasts for national radio and TV programmes, and broadcasts in foreign languages.

Article 21

Radio and TV programmes from the preceding Article shall be produced by the editing departments of the regional radio and TV programmes and by the editing departments of the radio and TV programmes in the Hungarian language.

The production of the radio and TV programmes shall be managed and coordinated by the editor-in-chief of the regional radio programmes in cooperation with the director of radio programmes.

The production of the regional TV programmes shall be managed and coordinated by the editor-in-chief of the regional TV programmes in cooperation with the director of TV programmes.

The production of the television and radio programmes in the Hungarian language shall be coordinated by the director and editors-in-chief of the programmes for the Hungarian national community. The management office of the radio and TV programmes for the Hungarian national community shall be in Lendava.

Organisational, business and other general matters shall be managed and cooridnated by the manager of the regional RTV centre.

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Programme directors

Article 40

Programme directors shall be senior workers of the RTV Slovenia in the area of radio and television programmes.

The RTV Slovenia shall have programme directors for the following programme areas:

- Television programmes of the RTV Slovenia,

- Radio programmes of the RTV Slovenia,

- TV and radio programmes for the Italian national community,

- TV and radio programmes for the Hungarian national community.

Article 41

Programme directors shall be appointed by the Council of the RTV Slovenia on the basis of a public invitation for applications and preliminary opinion of the director general.

The proposal for appointing the director of the national minority programmes shall be submitted by the Programme Council of the National Minority Programmes.

Programme directors shall be appointed for four years, and may be re-appointed after the expiration of this period.

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Editors-in-chief

Article 47

Editors-in-chief shall be appointed and dismissed by the Council of the RTV Slovenia on the basis of a public invitation for applications and with preliminary consent of the presidency of editorial-production units.

The Programme Council of the National Minority Programmes shall give its consent to the appointment of the editors-in-chief of the national minority programmes.

Editors-in-chief shall be appointed for four years.

Editors-in-chief may be dismissed under the same conditions as programme directors.

Article 48

As editor-in-chief may be appointed any person fulfilling the legal and the following special conditions:

- Must have citizenship of the Republic of Slovenia;

- Must have a university degree in the social or humanistic sciences (VII);

- Must have performed 4 years of active work as journalist (for editors-in-chief of informative and educational programmes), or 4 years of creative work in the cultural or artistic field (for editors-in-chief of cultural and artistic programmes), or 4 years of active work as a journalist or 4 years of creative work in the cultural or artistic field (for editors-in-chief of entertainment and sport programmes);

- Must have active knowledge of at least one world language;

- Must have active knowledge of the Italian language as a special requirement for appointment as editor-of-chief of the Italian programmes, or of the Hungarian language for appointment as editor-in-chief of the Hungarian programmes;

- May not be a deputy of the National Assembly or an official of a political party.

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Programme Councils of National Minority Programmes

Article 52

Two Programme Councils shall operate in the area of national minority programmes within the RTV Slovenia:

1. Programme Council of Radio and TV Programmes for the Italian National community;

2. Programme Council of Radio and TV Programmes for the Hungarian National community.

Article 53

The Programme Councils shall:

- Examine the realisation of the programme concept;

- Give consent to the scope and programme concept of the national minority programmes;

- Examine comments and proposals provided by viewers and listeners, relating to the national minority programmes;

- Submit proposals to the Council of the RTV Slovenia to examine issues relating to the national minority programmes;

- Examine the initiatives, opinions and proposals submitted by journalists and editors, which relate to the production and broadcasting of the national minority programmes;

- Propose the appointment and dismissal of Directors of the national minority programmes;

- Give consent to the appointment and dismissal of editors-in-chief of the national minority programmes;

- Deal with other issues relating to the national minority programmes.

Article 54

The Programme Councils shall be established by the Council of the RTV Slovenia. The Programme Councils shall consist of seven members. Five members shall be appointed by the self-governing ethnic communities, and two members shall be appointed directly by the Council of the RTV Slovenia.

Public officials, experts and other persons familiar with the issues of the ethnic communities shall be appointed members of the Programme Council.

The procedure of drawing up the list of candidates shall be managed and coordinated by the Chairperson of the Council.

The president and deputy president shall be elected by the Programme Council from amongst the members of the Programme Council.

The term of office shall be 4 years. The members may be re-appointed.

Article 55

Decisions adopted by the Programme Council shall be valid if more than half of its members are present at the session.

Positions, opinions, proposals and other decisions shall be adopted by the majority of the members present at the session. Positions and proposals relating to the programme concept, programme scheme, annual programme, and appointment of the programme director and editor-in-chief shall be adopted by the majority of all members of the Programme Council.

The Programme Council shall regulate the method of work in detail by rules of procedure.

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Source: Report submitted by the Republic of Slovenia pursuant to Art. 25 Para. 1 of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
http://www.humanrights.coe.int/minorities/Eng/FrameworkConvention/StateReports/2000/slovenia/slovenia.html#annex2


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