Media access: The Broadcasting Act states the requirement
for political balance as being one of the ground principles of broadcasting
activities. The highest authority of Estonian Radio and Estonian Television is
the Broadcasting Council. According to the Broadcasting Act, the Broadcasting
Council establishes the rules of procedure for election campaigns conducted
through Estonian Radio and Estonian Television. In commercial broadcasting
organisations broadcasting time can be used if paid for.
TV&Radio: activities during the election campaign:
As to 13 May the "Media Plans" are as follows:
Estonian Public TV (ETV) is the only TV channel that has special election
programs and also a special election night program:
- A four series special program, to introduce the candidates and debate about
various political issues, called "Election Studio" will be on air prime time
21.40-22.40 (local time) on the National Public TV Channel on:
- A special TV program will be on air in the evening of 13 June. The program
will be transmitted from the top floor of SAS Radisson Hotel (26 floor).
Turnout, late-night (post 23:00) results will be analysed with studio-guests.
Numerous switches to other European countries will be carried out. The first
part of the programme will be on air at 20.50-21.00 (19.50-20.00 CET), and
starting from 23.40 (22.40 CET) till the results have become clear.
- Commercial radio KUKU will have election specials till 9 June