RAI says referendum coverage well balanced
Both sides got 46.6% of air time devoted to issue
19 Ottobre 2016
Rome, October 19 - State broadcaster RAI said Wednesday that its coverage of the December referendum on the government's Constitutional reform to overhaul Italy's political machinery has been well balanced. The website of the Rai Parlamento service showed that the news shows of the RAI's three main channels devoted 91 minutes to the issue between September 28 and October 16. It said 46.6% of the air time went to people in favour of a yes vote, and the same percentage went to No supporters, with neutral voices accounting for the rest.