Mehdi Ben Gharbia: Legislative Decree No. 116 has proved its limits | Tunisia News Gazette

Mehdi Ben Gharbia: Legislative Decree No. 116 has proved its limits

Legislative Decree No. 116 on broadcasting freedom has proved its limits and is no longer adapted to the provisions of Articles 31, 32 and 65 of the new Constitution, Minister of Relations with Constitutional Bodies, Civil Society and Human Rights Mehdi Ben Gharbia said on Tuesday.

Ben Gharbia added it was “essential” to replace this decree-law with a new law that will regulate the broadcasting sector without affecting the gains of freedom.

Speaking in Monastir at a consultation on the organic draft law relating to audiovisual communication, the Minister stressed that the draft version of this bill aims to avoid the shortcomings in Legislative Decree No. 116 and to present practical solutions to resolve the problems of the sector.

“This is a preliminary draft prepared by the department and is the subject of debate and improvement, said the minister.

Ben Gharbia added that his department is currently studying the separation between the law on the broadcasting authority already under consideration in parliament and the law regulating the sector.

The consultation on the draft organic law relating to audiovisual communication is organised by the Ministry of Relations with Constitutional Bodies, Civil Society and Human Rights with the assistance of the French Development Agency (AFD).

It was attended by representatives of the Independent High Broadcasting Authority (French: HAICA), the National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT), the Tunisian Federation of Newspaper Directors (FTDJ), the Union of Media Directors, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the national trade union chamber of private radio stations, the Institute of Press and Information Sciences (IPSI), the General Information Union and the African Center for the Development of Journalists and Communicators (CAPJC).

Source: TAP News Agency

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