Committee discusses drafting by-laws of Broadcasting Law

Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint addresses  the coordination meeting (1/2019) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint addresses the coordination meeting (1/2019) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

The Coordination meeting (1/2019) of the Committee for Revision and Drafting By-laws on Television and Broadcasting Law was held at Ministry of Information in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
At the meeting Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint said the Broadcasting Law was already enacted for development of broadcasting works and to conduct broadcasting works in a systematic, harmonious and a fair way.
As per the law, draft by-laws of the Broadcasting Law was drawn up. The drafting by-laws include sections on development of video and audio works, public to view/listen many video/audio programs, creating opportunities for more video/audio businesses and maintaining quality.
The sections are to be assessed and reviewed and meeting attendees are urged to openly discuss and suggest, said the Union Minister.
Next, Myanmar Radio and Television Director-General U Myint Htwe reported about the status of drawing up the draft rules. Officials from Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee, Directorate of Communications, Myanmar Investment Commission, Union Attorney General Office, Myanmar Lawyers’ Network and Myanmar Broadcasters Association discussed drawing up rules that broadcasters can practice, not include enactments that overrules the main law and to be in line with modern era, international agreement and prevailing laws.
Afterwards, Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun and Permanent Secretary discussed on additional requirements of by-law drafting.
The meeting came to close after Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint delivered a closing remark. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)

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