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22 September 2018 01:29 pm

Cabinet okays draft law on media, freedom of press

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The Cabinet has approved a draft law to regulate publications, publishing, media activities and arts.

The draft law was prepared with a view to modernise legislation and keeping abreast of the technical and technological developments 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 organisation of press, printing houses and publishers, the circulation of publications, the establishment and management of cinemas and theatres, the organisation of works of art, film production, radio and television broadcasting, advertising, media services and public relations.

The Cabinet also approved a draft decision identifying the facilities that are committed to the installation of cameras and security surveillance devices.

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Meanwhile, the Cabinet approved a draft agreement on cooperation in the field of higher education and scientific research between the Government of the State of Qatar and the Government of the State of Kuwait.

The Cabinet also approved a draft memorandum of understanding in the area of cooperation on the exchange of information between the Financial Information Unit of the State of Qatar and the Financial Follow-up Unit in the State of Palestine.

The Cabinet meeting was chaired by Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani.

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