‘Master plan’ for ethical media | Daily News

‘Master plan’ for ethical media

To be tabled in House in September
Draft Bill to promote good media practices

A Draft Bill containing a Media Code of Ethics aimed at creating ‘a salutary media culture in the country’ will be tabled in Parliament for adoption in September, Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.

The drafting of this Bill has now been completed, he added.

The minister said the proposals incorporated in this Bill have been submitted to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Media and political parties for their observations, including suggestions for suitable amendment.

Actions of certain media institutions had created many problems in the country in recent times and the introduction of a code of ethics for a sound media culture befitting the country had become an urgent need of the era, Minister Rambukwella said. He said the media should be operated in a manner that would not create ‘problems for country, society or any religion.’

The media too should act as per laws and regulations of the country and not flout them, the minister said.


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