Title 2: Broadcasting of Swiss Programme Services
Chapter 1: General Provisions
Section 2: Content Principles
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Art. 4 Minimum requirements for programme service content
1 All radio or television programmes must respect fundamental rights. In particular, programmes must respect human dignity, must be neither discriminatory nor contribute to racial hatred, nor endanger public morals nor glorify or trivialise violence.
2 Editorial programmes with information content must present facts and events fairly, so that the audience can form its own opinion. Personal views and commentaries must be identifiable as such.
3 The programmes must not jeopardise the internal or external security of the Confederation or cantons, their constitutional order or the observance of Switzerland’s obligations under international law.
4 Licensed programme services must appropriately express the variety of events and opinions in the totality of their editorial programmes. If a coverage area is served by an adequate number of programme services, the licensing authority may release one or more broadcasters in the licence from the variety obligation.
English is not an official language of the Swiss Confederation. This translation is provided for information purposes only and has no legal force.