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Majlis Mulling Bill to Extend IRIB’s Reach to Internet

The Majlis Cultural Commission has set a bill in motion that would give the IRIB powers to issue licenses and set rules for production and distribution of video and audio content via all mediums, including the Internet
News about the motion is keenly followed by the people and firms.News about the motion is keenly followed by the people and firms.
Iran’s ICT minister has criticized the bill as too far-reaching and vague and called on legislators to revise the draft law

Iranian parliament members are setting in motion a bill which would reportedly grant Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting absolute authority over production and publication of video and audio content in the country.
The Majlis Cultural Commission has already approved sections of the bill that give the IRIB powers to issue licenses and set rules for production and distribution of video and audio content, reported ICT Ministry’s website.
The ratified sections do not specify the extent of IRIB’s reach, but the bill includes articles which concern online services, a part, ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi does not see eye to eye with. This part was to be discussed in the commission on Monday. By the time this article went to print no further report had emerged about the motion.

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