Commission to regulate Maldivian media by government, parliament proposes

The Parliament’s Committee on Independent Institutions has advised the Attorney General’s Office to formulate a bill that would grant power to the government and parliament to regulate media outlets in the Maldives in the form of a media commission

Aug 10, 2020
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The Parliament’s Committee on Independent Institutions has advised the Attorney General’s Office to formulate a bill that would grant power to the government and parliament to regulate media outlets in the Maldives in the form of a media commission.

The commission to be formed would include members of the Maldives Media Council (MMC), Broadcasting Commission (Broadcom) and Information Commissioner’s Office (ICom). Members to the commission are to be appointed by the Parliament and the government, which will also provide the powers to dismiss the members.

A sub-committee was formed to merge the Broadcasting Commission and Media Council. The findings of the inquiry by the sub-committee was presented today.


https://en.sun.mv/62261