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* Cabinet approves amendments to laws for journalists and media institutions
Wed, Nov 24, 2021, 10:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 24, Colombo: The Cabinet has granted approval to a proposal put forward by the Minister of Media Dullas Alhapperuma to amend the existing laws applicable to journalists and media institutions and to formulate policies and ethics to suit the present situation.

A statement on cabinet decisions taken Tuesday said the attention has been drawn by now to prepare a Sri Lankan media policy paying special attention to the laws, international laws, operation of national and international media institutions as well as social and cultural identities, building necessary background to present media personalities with esteemed professional skills, education on the use and behavior of media including the social media, socialization of knowledge, understanding and communication strategies and supplying required facilities for digital technology considering the global trends and developments in the mass media and communication fields.

For this purpose, the requirement to amend existing Jaws policies and ethics in regard to media personnel and mass media institutions has been recognized.

Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers granted approval for the resolution forwarded by the Minister of Mass Media to appoint a committee with representations of individuals having experience in the fields such as media, marketing, education, law, administration and economy in order to table recommendations to the Cabinet of Ministers for performing the aforesaid activities.

 

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