[LT] Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania establishes list of mandatory information about Radio and Television Commission and Public Information Ethics Commission
On 3 February 2021, implementing new changes in the Law on Provision of Information to the Public of the Republic of Lithuania, the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania (LRTK) has adopted a decision "On the procedure for publishing information on the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania and the Public Information Ethics Commission” (the Procedure).
The Procedure provides that radio and television broadcasters and on-demand audiovisual media service providers must publish information about:the possibility to apply to the LRTK regarding violations of the Law; the possibility to apply to the Public Information Ethics Commission regarding violations of the Code of Ethics of Public Information.
The Procedure further details that television broadcasters must publish indicated information at the beginning and the end of each daily television programme. Moreover, the information must be published in easy-to-read text, on a monochrome background and displayed on the screen for at least 1 minute.
Radio broadcasters must communicate the indicated information during the broadcast of the radio programme.
However, if radio and television broadcasters publish this information on their website continuously and uninterruptedly in a section of the website easily accessible to the visitor, then the obligation to broadcast this information does not apply.
On-demand audiovisual media service providers must publish the information on a permanent and continuous basis, in a catalogue publication or in another section of the website easily accessible to the visitor.
The decision came into force on 5 February 2021.
- 2021 m. vasario 3 d. Nr. Lietuvos radijo ir televizijos komisijos sprendimas Nr. KS-12 Dėl informacijos apie Lietuvos radijo ir televizijos komisiją ir visuomenės informavimo etikos komisiją skelbimo tvarkos
- Radio and Television Commission‘s of Lithuania Decision No KS-12, “On the Procedure for Publishing Information on the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission and the Public Information Ethics Commission”, dated 3 February 2021
This article has been published in IRIS Legal Observations of the European Audiovisual Observatory.