How to Obtain the Status of a Station of Special Importance?

The procedure of conferring the status of a local or regional station of special importance is managed by the Agency, and begins with a request from the radio or television station.
 
The Agency performs expert supervision to check whether the station meets the conditions for obtaining the requested status.
 
The decision on conferring the status of a local or regional radio or television station is issued by the Agency after a preliminary opinion from the Ministry of Culture.
 
The application must include the following data:

  • the request or proposal,
  • the name of any authorized person or legal representative,
  • the name of the investor and their address or headquarters.

The application must also include:

  • the act on the establishment of the programming committee,
  • program concept,
  • planned weekly programming scheme,
  • current weekly programming schedule.

If the local or regional radio or television station no longer meets the required conditions, the Agency can revoke its status with a decision, and notify the Ministry of Culture.
 
More information on conditions for acquiring the status of a local or a regional station of special importance is available in Articles 77, 78, and 79 of the Mass Media Act and the Rules on Stations of Special Importance.

How to obtain the status of a student station of special importance?

The procedure of conferring the status of a student station of special importance is headed by the Agency, and it begins with a request from a radio or television station. The status of a student radio or television station is given and revoked by the Agency with a decision, and the Agency must notify the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport about that.
 
The application must include the following information:

  • the request or proposal,
  • the name of any authorized person or legal representative,
  • the name of the investor and their address or headquarters.

The application must also include:

  • the legal acts that state that the broadcaster uses the surplus of revenue over costs only for the activity for which it was founded, and the method of operations of the media,
  • the manner and the conditions for appointing and discharging the editor in chief, the legal relations between the broadcaster and the editorial board, the basic relations within the editorial board, and the level of autonomy for handling the relations within the editorial board in accordance with the Mass Media Act,
  • an extract from the judicial record for legal entities not older than 30 days,
  • the programming concept and the weekly programming scheme, which clearly show whether the content is mostly focused on the student public and/or whether the program includes the required content for student programming,
  • the list of colleagues contributing to the program, which shows that most of the colleagues creating and broadcasting the content of the student program are students,

The acquisition of the status of a student station of special importance is defined in the Mass Media Act and the Rules on Stations of Special Importance.

Non-profit radio and television stations of special importance

The decision on conferring or revoking the status of a non-profit radio or television station is issued by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, following a preliminary opinion from the Broadcasting Council.
 
More information on conditions for acquiring the status of a non-profit station of special importance is available in Article 81 of the Mass Media Act and the Rules on Stations of Special Importance.

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