Broadcasting bill could muzzle media

  • 1998-10-22
  • Denise Albrighton
TALLINN - A broadcasting bill, which media experts fear could lead to censorship and political pressure, has been rejected by Parliament only to be reintroduced in exactly the same form. The draft broadcasting law has caused concern among TV and radio broadcasters alike, who accuse the government of wanting to get their political hands on broadcast licensing. Controversy centers over the plan to allow a government committee, formed and appointed by government, to issue broadcasting licenses, rather than setting up an independent regulatory body. Media experts fear this could lead to politic...
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