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Access of political parties to the media during election campaigns

Volume: Volume 2(2) - 1998

Article type: Refereed article

Author/s: De Vos, Pierre

The most expensive item in any political party's election budget is access to the media, in particular the electronic media. This may lead to influence-peddling by monied interests.

Pierre de Vos argues that the state should indirectly fund political parties by providing free access to state-controlled media. To enhance multi-party democracy, the distrubution of free air time should also take place on an equitable and proportional basis.

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Pierre De Vos

Professor of Law, University of the Western Cape

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