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Uzbekistan: Creation of New Legislative Basis for National Mass Media
Source: uzreport.com
Source Date: Thursday, August 19, 2010
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government
Country: Uzbekistan
Created: Aug 23, 2010

Uzbekistan Liberal Democratic Party fraction and Committee for ICT in cooperation with the Public Fund for Support and Development of Independent Print Media and Information Agencies of Uzbekistan and Creative Union of Journalists held a seminar on "The role of a journalist in society reforming" in Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis on 16 August.

The seminar was attended by deputies, information sphere experts, Mass Media delegates and young journalists from Bukhara and Namangan regions.

As Legislative Chamber reports, the participants of the seminar noted that Uzbekistan has a modern legislative basis meeting democratic standards and regulating the attitude to information sphere, as well as protecting the rights of citizens to search, obtain and spread the information, providing the freedom of mass media and the protection of journalism activity. Introduction of journalist research stipulated by the law is a vivid illustration of the freedom of activity of journalists.

Thus, the necessary legislative basis is created in information sphere to provide further development of national mass media.

In this context, the special role is given to the provision of gradual improve of quality, mastership and efficiency of national mass media to meet the highest standards and criteria of world mass media so that local mass media would be competitive in the global media market.
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