Legal Document

Final Mass Media Policy

Legal Document/ MIRH/ 13 DEC 2021

The Authority shall have the following objectives:

  1. creating enabling environment to fully enforce the rights of freedom of expression and of the media which is guaranteed under the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, as well as International Human Rights Instruments which are binding on Ethiopia;
  2. regulate broadcasting media to ensure they are operating in accordance with the law; provide proper support to strengthen media self-regulation;
  3. issue broadcasting license; ensure diversity and plurality in the utilization, ownership, production or distribution of broadcasting services; and,
  4. facilitate a regular discussion forum for stakeholder consultation; establish and strengthen a good working relationship between the media and the government.

Frequency: 2 issues per year

Launched: April, 2021

Open access: yes

Languages: English, Amharic

Genres: Research article, Legal document

Publisher: Federal Negarit Gazeta

Venue of publication: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


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