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Jebali: Reform of media sector should be carried out in consultation with all parties, without any exception

Published the:  04/05/2012

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Friday, May 04, 2012 - TAP - Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali asserted, on Friday in Gammarth, that reform of the media sector should be conducted in consultation with all parties, with no exception.
Government program for 2012 underscores the importance of consultation and dialogue on the creation of an independent high authority for audiovisual communication, further said Mr. Jebali, at the opening of the conference held by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on "New Voices: Freedom of Media has Power to Transform Societies".
Mr. Jebali also spoke of Government's attachment to work out a framework for the institutional and legal reform of public media in compliance with the rules of professionalism and promotion of legislation related to authorization for the creation of press firms. He also pointed out that the recommendations of the national consultation on the information sector will be submitted to the National Constituent Assembly.
Government will see to it to ensure the information sector's conditions of success by guaranteeing the free flow of information, which requires, he argued, improvement of the internal communication within the ministries and State institutions, reminding in this connection of the signing, on Thursday, of the implementation circular of Decree-Law n°41 (May 26, 2011) pertaining to access of the public bodies' administrative documents, known as "Open Data".