Key Objectives


1.      Legal And Policy Framework

a)           Freedom of expression is guaranteed in law and respected in practice

b)           The right to information is guaranteed in law and respected in practice

c)           Editorial independence is guaranteed in law and respected in practice

d)           Journalists’ right to protect their sources is guaranteed in law and respected in practice

e)           The public and civil society organizations (CSOs) participate in shaping public policy towards the media

2. Regulatory System for Broadcasting

a)      Independence of the regulatory system is guaranteed by law and respected in practice

b)      Regulatory system works to ensure media pluralism and freedom of expression and information

3. Defamation Laws and Other Legal Restrictions on Journalists

a)      The state does not place unwarranted legal restrictions on the media

b)      Defamation laws impose the narrowest restrictions necessary to protect the reputation of individuals

c)      Other restrictions upon freedom of expression, whether based on national security, hate speech, privacy, contempt of court laws and obscenity should be clear and narrowly defined in law and justifiable as necessary in a democratic society, in accordance with international law

4. Censorship

a)      The media is not subject to prior censorship as a matter of both law and practice

b)      The state does not seek to block or filter Internet content deemed sensitive or detrimental

5. Academic Engagement

a)      Scholarships and fellowships for the students of media and communication studies in different universities

b)      Gold Medals for the best achievers in media and communication studies in different universities

c)      Curriculum consultancy for the disciplines of media and communications in association with HEC and other regulators.

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