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Section 11.4. Section 11.4. There will be an impartial Broadcasting and Media Audit Board with the authority and competence to ensure the accuracy, truthfulness, and good, non-deceptive practice for all media outlets seeking accreditation in Scotland.
Section 11.4. I'd like to see it stated that this board must be independent of both media and political interests.
We have seen both these groups twist the truth and indeed lie to the detriment of the democratic process.
Truth is essential to the maintenance of a healthy democracy.
In addition, and I'm not sure where it fits in the constitution, I believe that politicians and public servants must also be required, by law, to be and remain truthful at all times. If they fail in this (as may happen) then a clear mechanism for public correction of errors should be available (through the media?) Ultimately prosecution under the law should be possible.
Section 11.4. Andrew Kitchin - you make a useful & valid point but this is a Comment and NOT an Amendment. Please click Comment below the original Section (pale blue band) and post there as this will be removed shortly. Please also see the Guidelines tab and consider if you could add some words to the original which would make at least some of your points in a suitably concise form. This is how we can build a basis for voting.
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