44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns? - Denmark

Country: 
Denmark
Question: 
44. Are there limits on traditional media advertising spending in relation to election campaigns?
Answer: 
Yes, for political parties Yes, for candidates Yes, for third parties
Source: 

In accordance with the Radio and Television Broadcasting Act, advertising by a range of public associations, including political parties, is prohibited on television. Additionally, television advertising of 'political messages' is prohibited in the period between the announcement of elections and election day. The OSCE/ODIHR NAM was informed that the term 'political messages' is interpreted broadly and includes messages that aim to promote public opinion on political matters. It is understood that this prohibition extends to advertising by organizations and unions, in which they express political views.15 Additionally, the law expressly prohibits sponsorship of all programs by political parties or other public associations, as well as any sponsorship of the news and current affairs programs on television and on the radio.

OSCE/ODIHR (2015) Denmark,  Early General Elections, 18 June 2015 OSCE/ODIHR Needs Assessment Mission Report. OSCE/ODIHR, Warsaw.