27 March 2010

Government approves Social Communication Act



Timor News line, March 26, 2010 The State Secretary for the Council of Ministers, Hermenegildo Agio Pereira has said during a press conference Thursday that the Gusmao Government through the Council of Ministers had approved the Government’s policy for social communication.

The policy was approved by the Council of Ministers on 24th last Wednesday in a meeting of the Council of Ministers.

Pereira added that this is the first time for the Government to create the policy to regulate the journalists in the country.

Upon the approval by the Council of Ministers, the bill will be sent to the National Parliament for approval.

“National Policy for social communication is the first policy of the Government to be applied in the country to regulate journalists but it is not a law yet because it is the Parliament's task to produce law,” Pereira said.

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