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With reference to the Nationalist Party’s complaint regarding the Marsa flyovers project inauguration, the Broadcasting Authority ordered PBS to broadcast this abridgement.
During a session of the 6 May, the Authority, while it accepted in part the Nationalist Party’s complaint, it agreed that the broadcast of the Marsa flyovers inauguration should have been transmitted live by PBS due to the national nature of this big project. PBS did well to report this project and the technical information on the project in its news bulletin because it was information that treated a project of national interest. However, the interview on the TVAM programme of the 16 April was somewhat extensive and may have led to propaganda.
Meanwhile, with reference to the Broadcasting Authority’s decision on the complaint by Nationalist MP Jason Azzopardi, the Authority ordered PBS to broadcast this right of reply by Dr Jason Azzopardi during the news.
With reference to the PBS report on the Facebook post uploaded by Minister Carmelo Abela, where a conspiracy with criminals was mentioned, I declare that:
I was never mentioned in any conspiracey or crime by any criminal. I never pitiet criminals and I fight them with facts all the time so that justice is made to their victims.
Meanwhile, in another decision, the Broadcasting Authority rejected the Nationalist Party complaint and decided in favour of PBS regarding the lack of reporting in the 2 June news of a statement by the Opposition leader in which he requested the Government to remove a Minister from his post. The Authority agreed that PBS had the right to excercise its editorial line as this subject had already been reported in other news bulletins during the same period.