Legal Document

Freedom of Press

Legal Document/ MIRH/ 13 DEC 2021

  1. Freedom of the mass media is constitutionally guaranteed. Censorship in any form is prohibited.
  2. Restrictions on the freedom of the mass media shall only be made by laws issued in accordance with the Constitution.
  3. All public bodies shall have regard to the right of the mass media, in fulfilling its public function to: seek, receive and impart news or information; express opinion or criticism on various issues or;participate in the process of forming public opinion through other means. Unless otherwise stipulated by express provisions of laws enacted in accordance with sub-article
  4. of this Article, administrative measures that impair freedom of the mass media are forbidden.

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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