S4C General Election Guidelines

5 November 2019

S4C has published guidelines for producers for broadcasting during purdah; the period leding up to the General Eleciton on 12 December 2019.

It is essential that productions coply with the guidelines and that the producers of each programme and series is aware of these guidleines. The following points are particuarly relevant:

  • Candidates are not permitted to work as news presenters nor interviewers, nor as presenters of any kind of programme during the pre-elction period. It is important to inform S4C as far in advance as possible if any of the channel’s presenters intends to stand as a candidate.
  • The complete list of candidates will not be available until nominations close on Thursday 14 November 2019. In the period leading up to this date, producers will need to be particularly careful when dealing with contributors who have stated their intention to stand in the election, or are likely to do so.
  • Producers should avoid content which includes any political opinion expressed by any contributor in non-political programmes in order for S4C to maintain an unbiased sevice during the election period.

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