Cabinet Nods Draft Law on Publications, Media Activities

The Cabinet, yesterday, approved, during the regular meeting chaired by Prime Minister and Interior Minister, HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, a draft law regulating publications, publishing, media activities and arts.

The draft law was prepared in the framework of modernizing legislation and keeping abreast of the technical and technological development in the field of publications, publishing, media activities and arts, and in support of the freedom of opinion and expression and freedom of the press and media in Qatar.

The draft law includes provisions relating to the organization of press, printing houses, the circulation of publications, publishers, the establishment and management of cinemas and theaters, the organization of works of art, film production, radio and television broadcasting, advertising, media services and public relations.

Source: Government of Qatar