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Legislation, Policy Documents and Recommendations, Reports and Analysis
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MedMedia
In September 2011, Algeria ended its de facto state monopoly over radio and television. Recent legislation has allowed for several TV channels to become privately owned, although the majorityof these broadcast from abroad. The press enjoys more freedom than radio and TV but is also subject to...
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January, 01 2015
Legislation, Policy Documents and Recommendations, Reports and Analysis
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MedMedia
Egypt’s New Constitution of 2014 is central to the process of democratisation and the enhancement of freedom of expression and freedom of the media. However, most of Egypt’s old and restrictive legislation is still in place, which creates an uncertain legal landscape and slows progress. Recent...
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January, 01 2015
Legislation, Policy Documents and Recommendations, Reports and Analysis
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MedMedia
The report examines the legal framework within which the media functions in Jordan and its conformity with international and regional norms and principles. It recommends changes to the law to enhance the role of the media in a broader process of social advancement and democratisation. The need for...
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January, 01 2015
Policy Documents and Recommendations, Reports and Analysis
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MedMedia
This report examines the Constitution and the audio-visual legal framework of Lebanon and identifies the areas that do not meet international standards of best practice and might benefit from review and harmonisation. To this end, it recommends changes to the legal framework aimed at enhancing the...
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January, 01 2015
Legislation, Reports and Analysis
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MedMedia
The ongoing crisis in Libya means that media legislation may not have much effect in reality. It is often unclear whether pre-revolutionary legislation still applies and new laws may disregardinternational best practice. It has been difficult to get access to official, current versions of...
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January, 01 2015
Legislation, Reports and Analysis
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MedMedia
Unlike Tunisia, Libya or Egypt, for example, it was an evolution in the existing political regime and not a revolution that brought about the liberalisation of the Moroccan media. The lifting by legal decree of the state broadcasting monopoly inherited from the French protectorate, the setting up...
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January, 01 2015
Case Studies, Legislation, Reports and Analysis
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MedMedia
This reports looks into media legislation and the multiple challenges affecting the media and key obstacles to media reform in Palestine. Palestine has fewer provisions for media legislation than any other country in the Southern Mediterranean region. Any review of media law in Palestine should...
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January, 01 2015
Legislation
By
Oxford
With the objective of establishing a society of citizenship, justice, equality, progress, development and prosperity in which there is no place for despotism, repression, tyranny, exploitation and individual power, the National Transitional Council has decided to promulgate this Constitutional...
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November, 01 2011
Case Studies
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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
This report was written by Fatima el Issawi and published in 2013. Muammar Qaddafi kept a firm grip on Libya’s media sector and used it as a propaganda tool for his regime. After the dictator’s fall in 2011, the media sector was opened up, but reconstruction efforts lacked vision and have fallen...
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November, 01 2013
Case Studies, Reports and Analysis
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Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
Hard-earned press freedom in Tunisia is under threat as journalists are squeezed between violent extremists and security services sensitive to criticism in the wake of deadly terror attacks. While Islamist militants threaten the media, the government introduces restrictive legislation and security...
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October, 01 2015

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