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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of May 12, 2009 No. 95-FZ

About guarantees of equality of parliamentary parties when publicizing their activities by the public public TV channels and radio channels

(as amended on 28-12-2013)

Accepted by the State Duma on April 24, 2009

Approved by the Federation Council on April 29, 2009

Article 1. The basic concepts used in this Federal Law

For the purposes of this Federal Law the following basic concepts are used:

1) parliamentary party - political party which federal candidate list was allowed to distribution of deputy mandates in the State Duma of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation based on officially the published immediate results by day of publicizing of its activities by the relevant public public TV channel or radio channel of elections of deputies of the State Duma of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation;

2) the state public TV channel and radiokanalsredstvo of mass information (TV program, radio program) as which founder and the distributor the all-Russian organization of TV and radio broadcasting created in the form of the federal state unitary enterprise acts;

3) the all-Russian TV program (telecast), radio program (broadcast) - TV program (telecast) or the radio program (broadcast) entering as component (according to broadcasting schedule) into the public public TV channel or radio channel and extended in half or more than in half of subjects of the Russian Federation;

4) regional TV program (telecast), radio program (broadcast) - TV program (telecast) or the radio program (broadcast) entering as component (according to broadcasting schedule) into the public public TV channel or radio channel and extended less than in half of subjects of the Russian Federation.

Article 2. Coverage of this Federal Law

1. Operation of this Federal Law extends to the relations connected with publicizing of activities of parliamentary parties by the public public TV channels and radio channels.

2. Operation of this Federal Law does not extend to the relations, connected:

1) with providing guarantees of the rights of citizens to obtaining and distribution of information on political parties during the period from the date of the beginning of the corresponding election campaign, referendum campaign about day of official publication of election results, referendum;

2) with publicizing of activities of public authorities, local government bodies, other state and municipal authorities, except as specified placements of information on activities of the deputies and fractions specified in Items 3 - 6 parts 2 of article 4 of this Federal Law;

3) with release and distribution of specialized public public TV channels and radio channels (children's, cultural, musical, sports and others).

Article 3. General principles of publicizing of activities of parliamentary parties by the public public TV channels and radio channels

Publicizing of activities of parliamentary parties by the public public TV channels and radio channels is performed on the basis of the following general principles:

1) distribution of information on activities of each parliamentary party in equal amount;

2) publicity of the state control of publicizing of activities of parliamentary parties;

3) creative independence and professional independence of editorial offices of the public public TV channels or radio channels when publicizing activities of parliamentary parties, including independent determination of the bases, forms and methods of such lighting;

4) comprehensive and objective informing TV viewers and radio listeners on activities of parliamentary parties.

Article 4. Requirements imposed to the all-Russian and regional TV programs (telecasts) and radio programs (broadcasts) when publicizing activities of parliamentary parties

1. Activities of parliamentary parties are lit with the public public TV channels and radio channels taking into account requirements of this Federal Law.

2. Publicizing of activities of parliamentary party provides placement of information on activities in the all-Russian TV programs (telecasts), radio programs (broadcasts):

1) parliamentary party, its leading and other bodies, regional departments and other structural divisions of parliamentary party;

2) members of governing bodies of parliamentary party, members of governing bodies of regional departments of parliamentary party;

3) deputies of the State Duma of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation;

4) deputies of legislative (representative) public authorities of the subjects of the Russian Federation which are members of fractions of parliamentary parties, and also deputies of the specified bodies - members of parliamentary parties;

5) deputies of representative bodies of the municipalities which are members of deputy associations (fractions) of parliamentary parties, and also deputies of the specified bodies - members of parliamentary parties;

6) fractions of parliamentary parties in the State Duma of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, fractions of parliamentary parties in legislative (representative) public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation, deputy associations (fractions) of parliamentary parties in representative bodies of municipalities.

3. Distribution of the parliamentary party of information on activities of persons specified in Items 2 which is not connected with activities - 5 parts 2 of this Article, performed without specifying on belonging of such persons to the relevant parliamentary party, does not belong to publicizing of activities of the relevant parliamentary party, and the amount of the broadcasting time spent for distribution of such information is not subject to control and accounting according to article 5 of this Federal Law.

4. Statements and performances (fragments of statements and performances) of persons specified in Items 2 - 5 parts 2 of this Article, shall be followed in the all-Russian TV program (telecast) by credits, in the all-Russian radio program (broadcast) - the messages of the explaining nature containing specifying on belonging of such persons to the relevant parliamentary party.

5. Publicizing of activities of parliamentary parties in regional TV programs (telecasts), radio programs (broadcasts) is performed according to requirements of this Article.

Article 5. Control of providing guarantees of equality of parliamentary parties when publicizing their activities by the public public TV channels and radio channels

1. Control of providing guarantees of equality of parliamentary parties when publicizing their activities by the public public TV channels and radio channels is performed by Russian Central Election Commission according to this Federal Law and the Federal Law of June 12, 2002 N 67-FZ "About basic guarantees of the voting rights and the participation rights in referendum of citizens of the Russian Federation" with the assistance of parliamentary parties, Public chamber of the Russian Federation, the federal executive body authorized on implementation of functions on control and supervision in the sphere of mass media, and the all-Russian organization of TV and radio broadcasting which is the founder and the distributor of the public public TV channels and radio channels (further - the all-Russian organization of TV and radio broadcasting).

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