n South African Law Journal - Freedom of expression and the statutory regulation of 'political' advertising in the broadcast media : notes
|Article Title||Freedom of expression and the statutory regulation of 'political' advertising in the broadcast media : notes|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||South African Law Journal|
|Author||Daniel Malan Pretorius and Livia Dyer|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||213 - 231|
Section 56 of the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005 (the ECA) prohibits radio and television broadcasting services from transmitting party election broadcasts (PEBs) and political advertisements except during an election period. The recent decision of the House of Lords in R (on the application of Animal Defenders International) v Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport  3 All ER 193 (HL) may have implications for the interpretation and application (and, possibly, the constitutionality) of this provision.
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