2 September 2015 - The Media Development Authority (MDA) will allocate air-time on free-to-air radio and television for Party Political Broadcasts during General Election 2015.
The Media Development Authority (MDA) will allocate air-time on free-to-air radio and television for Party Political Broadcasts during General Election 2015.
Eligibility for these Broadcasts is determined by the number of candidates fielded by a recognised political party under a recognised party symbol.
Since the 1980 General Election, political parties that field at least six candidates under a recognised party symbol are eligible for air-time. Independents and a political party fielding fewer than six candidates under the same recognised party symbol are not eligible for the Broadcasts.
For General Election 2015, the two Broadcasts will air on
- Thursday, 3 September 2015, from 8pm onwards; and
- Thursday, 10 September 2015, from 9pm onwards
The Broadcasts will subsequently be made available on MediaCorp's Toggle platform.
Details of the two Broadcasts for General Election 2015 can be found in theAnnex (205.71KB). These include:
- Political parties' eligibility for air-time
- Duration of air-time for eligible political parties
- Order of Broadcasts
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 Party Political Broadcasts are among the exceptions to the prohibition of campaign activities on Cooling-Off Day.
About Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA)
The Media Development Authority of Singapore (www.mda.gov.sg) promotes the growth of globally competitive film, television, radio, publishing, games, animation and interactive digital media industries. It also regulates the media sector to safeguard the interests of consumers, and promotes a connected society. MDA is a statutory board under the Ministry of Communications and Information (www.mci.gov.sg).