New UAE media law in works
- United Arab Emirates: Monday, September 22 - 2008 at 10:14
The draft of the UAE's media law, which guarantees freedom of press and outlines the terms for imprisonment of journalists, will be discussed by the Federal National Council and journalists in the country before its ratification by the cabinet, expected in the coming months, reported Khaleej Times. The draft law, which is a revision of the Press and Publications Federal Law of 1980, states that there shall not be prior censorship of any media outlets in the country. It incorporate the prior directive of the ruler of Dubai to prohibit imprisonment of journalists, resorting instead to fines when there are violations of public law.
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