The Communications Regulatory Agency (RAK) of Bosnia and Herzegovina announced that the use of minors in the election campaign was prohibited and called for compliance with election rules.
RAK stated that in the current election campaign, they received numerous inquiries from license holders regarding the use of minors in promotional videos of political entities for the purpose of political promotion.
The Agency clarified that the use of minors for political purposes is prohibited, while in the period from the day of the announcement to the day of the election, electronic media are given the right to refuse the publication of paid political advertising, among other things, and if the advertising includes the abuse of children for political purposes, in accordance with international standards.
“The agency hereby reminds the license holders who are obliged to monitor the activities of political subjects of the provisions that prohibit the use of minors for political purposes,” the RAK points out.
The RAK called on all participants in the election process, primarily the users of the Agency’s permits, to take a responsible approach in applying and respecting the election rules, with a special emphasis on the rights and protection of minors.