The new draft law “On Media” is being discussed in the second reading at the plenary session of the Milli Majlis.
According to Report, the discussions are attended by the Executive Director of the Media Development Agency (MEDIA) Ahmad Ismayilov and officials of the agency.
The draft law defines the organizational, legal and economic basis of media activities, as well as the general rules for obtaining, preparing, transmitting, producing and disseminating mass information.
The draft consists of 9 chapters and 78 articles.
The law applies to media entities established in the territory of Azerbaijan, editorial offices, their products, as well as all media entities outside the country and whose activities are aimed at the territory and population of Azerbaijan, only the part of foreign media products distributed in Azerbaijan, as well as journalists. It was noted that the draft law explains the basic concepts in a new edition, reflects the requirements of media entities, including audiovisual media, print media, online media and news agencies.
The main tasks of the state in the field of media are to ensure diversity of opinion and freedom of action in the media, to create conditions for providing information to everyone in the country, to promote the development of the media, to stimulate the activities of media entities and journalists, to create a competitive environment. .
The draft law covers issues related to the activities of journalists, including the issuance of relevant licenses to journalists included in the Media Register, the definition of certain privileges, the rules of accreditation of journalists in government agencies, the creation of conditions for professional activity of journalists and other issues.