Draft broadcasting law could stand close to censorship

  • 1998-08-27
  • By Denise Albrighton
TALLINN - Media experts have accused the government of wanting to get their political hands on the licensing of TV and radio broadcasts under a new draft act which, they say, stands close to censorship. Both TV and radio broadcasters say the draft Broadcasting Act, which is due to go before Parliament in September, would make stations dependent on political interests and represents a threat to their independence, a claim denied by those who drew up the bill. The controversy centers over the draft law plan to allow a government committee, formed and appointed by the government, to issue the ...
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