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NPD-election advertising: Karlsruhe confirmed ZDF-decision

The NPD failed in the Federal constitutional court. The ZDF does not have to show the election advertisement, the party in the European election. The station saw the offence of incitement to hatred fulfilled. The ARD had rejected the Spot.

The Federal constitutional court has rejected an application for a temporary injunction in the NPD, the party ad wanted to commit to the ZDF for the broadcasting of election broadcasts. As the court said, was a constitutional complaint "obviously unfounded". It was not apparent that the administrative court would be contrary to Mainz and the higher administrative court of Rhineland-Palatinate, the protection of content of the freedom of expression of the NPD.

As the constitutional court reported that it had submitted to the NPD at the ZDF advertising a choice spot for the European elections, in which, among other things, the statement, "Migration kill" and the creation of protection zones for German is required.

The ZDF refused to broadcast the commercials on the designated Slots on 29. April and 15. May 2019, as it fulfilled the offence of incitement to hatred. The administrative court of Mainz and the higher administrative court of Rhineland-Palatinate in Koblenz confirmed according to the Federal constitutional court this view of the ZDF.

on Friday, the "Rhein-Zeitung had reported" over the decision of the administrative court of Mainz, to the effect that the Spot was contrary to the clearly against the General criminal laws. In addition, the contribution "in Germany, do foreigners living in a way vicious, despicable, their human dignity is attacking and is capable of disturbing the public peace".

television channels in the broadcasting of election spots towards advertising in General, to the fact that the parties are solely responsible for the content. In the case of the NPD-choice spots in the ZDF wanted to leave, apparently, the limit of the legally Allowed to clarify.

ARD refused to NPD-choice ad spot from

Also, the ARD decided that the choice spot of the NPD to Europe is not an advertising choice to send in First. The Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg RBB, which is within the ARD for the legal examination of the election commercials have jurisdiction, rejected already in the past week, the Spot, a spokesman said. In the opinion of the sender of the Spot is a violation, therefore, clearly against paragraph 130 of the criminal code for incitement to hatred and violence and may not be broadcast, therefore.

This decision of the NPD had been informed already last Thursday. The party could now change the Spot, a new submit or the evaluation of the RBB legally. "This is a clear, legal procedure, in which the RBB, in its opinion, is represented", - said the speaker.

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