51/08 - 17Nov2008

BA Requirements on News Bulletins and Current Affairs Programmes

Together with this Circular I am enclosing the latest updated official version of the above Requirements which form part of the Laws of Malta - Subsidiary Legislation 350.14 - for your perusal.

May I remind you that the above Requirements are all in force (except for Sections 18 and 19). Hence it is the duty of all broadcasters to ensure compliance therewith. The Programme Monitoring Department is currently carrying out an exercise to ensure that all news bulletins and current affairs programmes are not in breach of these BA Requirements.

Dr Kevin Aquilina
Chief Executive
17th November 2008
Ref 89/01