Charity challenges ban on political advertising in court

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Howard Lake | 20 July 2006 | News The court will consider evidence from Amnesty and the RSPCA about their experiences of the ban and from academic experts about the impact of television and radio advertising.Tamsin Allen of Bindman & Partners said: “The European Convention on Human Rights guarantees the right to freedom of expression. The current ban on political advertising means that even campaigning organisations with no connection to any political party may not use broadcast media to raise money or to campaign on issues. “This leads to unfairness – BP are permitted to advertise their green credentials on TV but environmental organisations are not permitted to criticise the oil industry for its role in climate change in the same media. We are hopeful that the challenge will succeed and open the way for thousands of organisations to advertise on TV and radio and to benefit from the new developments in interactive TV.”The case will be heard in Court 3 at the Royal Courts of Justice Before Lord Justice Auld and Mr Justice Ouseley on Monday morning. On Monday 24 July Animal Defenders International will present its challenge to the ban on political advertising in the broadcast media at the Royal Courts of Justice.Represented by Bindman & Partners, Animal Defenders International will challenge the Government’s ban that prevents thousands of campaigning organisations such as Amnesty and the Make Poverty History coalition from advertising on radio and television.Such organisations can advertise freely in most other European and Commonwealth countries. Advertisementcenter_img  15 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity challenges ban on political advertising in court About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img


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