Political parties to study media ethics bill

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Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said today that although the government all political parties have been provided a draft of the ‘media ethics’ bill in order to study it, prior to it being presented to parliament.

Speaking to Daily Mirror Online Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that the bill was stagnated at the consultative committee stage for a long period of time.

“This is nothing new; we had discussed this with civil servants, senior journalists and other respected individuals and formulated a draft which was at the consultative committee stage without taking off. It was hurried due to various factors, and now we are awaiting responses from all the political parties” he said.

He further said that the bill would incorporate suggestions and proposals from all political parties prior to presenting it.

“It will be presented upon consensus” he said. ( Hafeel Farisz)

 

  Comments - 10

  • kautilya Monday, 03 June 2013 08:22 AM

    Who is paying your Electricity Bill

    TJ Monday, 03 June 2013 08:23 AM

    Is this what is called "The devil peaching the gospel"?

    Nadi Karunaratne Monday, 03 June 2013 12:16 PM

    Would it be ethical for governments to protect journalists, introduce a freedom of information bill and scrap the state media that simply peddles rubbish that no one believes?

    Electricity Monday, 03 June 2013 08:53 AM

    How about Personal Electricity Bill paid from public money?

    Fayad Monday, 03 June 2013 09:03 AM

    politicians needs a code of ethics not the media

    Andrzeja Monday, 03 June 2013 09:08 AM

    Do you guys know how to study? do you guys know the role of media in democracy? Do you guys know what "ethics" even means?

    renu Monday, 03 June 2013 11:07 AM

    Is the swindler of public money back on the seat to answer questions. One should ask himwhether he keeps all his Fans, ACs and the light on throughout the day ? One should ask him whether he watches Flims all day along with the family or he see n anything interesting

    Saho Monday, 03 June 2013 07:22 AM

    Barbarians going to teach to people how to be vegetarian...

    seeni bola Monday, 03 June 2013 11:37 AM

    no media freedom and now this.. omg!

    HettiarachchiH Monday, 03 June 2013 07:51 AM

    It is the government media that needs ethics. I never listen to SLBC immediately after the morning news and watch ITN imm ediately after 7.00 pm news.


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