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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.

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    Administrator #1  •  2020-08-16 22:44:59

    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.

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Proposed Amendment to Section 11.4.

  • Andrew Kitchin

    Board Independence

    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.

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