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Information and Communication Technologies (Amendment) Bill to be introduced in the National Assembly

Date: November 10, 2016
Domain:ICT
Persona: Business; Citizen; Government; Non-Citizen
 

GIS - 10 November, 2016: The Information and Communication Technologies (Amendment) Bill, in view of the implementation of live broadcasting of the proceedings of the National Assembly in the near future, will be introduced shortly in the National Assembly.
The Bill amends the Information and Communication Technologies Act to exempt MultiCarrier (Mauritius) Ltd, which will operate the transmission stations for the broadcast of the proceedings of the National Assembly, from the payment of any fee to the Information and Communication Technologies Authority.
 
Furthermore, the Bill will amend the Independent Broadcasting Authority Act to provide that the National Assembly shall be exempt from being licensed with the Independent Broadcasting Authority, for the broadcast of its proceedings.
 
It will also amend the National Assembly (Privileges, Immunities and Powers) Act to provide that no civil or criminal proceedings against any person for broadcasting the proceedings of the National Assembly.
 
Government Information Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius. Email: gis@govmu.org  Website:http://gis.govmu.org
 
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