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AN APPLICABLE LAW ON AUDIO AND AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA SERVICES IS NEEDED
In accordance with the announcement for the session no. 78 of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, scheduled on December 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at which the item: Amended Draft law on changing and amending the Law on audio and audiovisual media services is put on the agenda (hereinafter in the text referred to as LAAVMS) - II reading, the public communication network operators that rebroadcast program services (hereinafter in the text referred to as: operators) had a meeting on December 27, 2018 upon an invitation of the Association of Information and Communication Technologies within the Economic Chamber of Macedonia which was attended by representatives of all operators.
The draft LAAVMS was reviewed at the meeting pursuant to the most recent available information on the materials available on the web page of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia and a particular accent was put on the changes introduced to Article 143, paragraphs 3 and 4, as well as to Article 47 with which transitional and final provisions are foreseen regarding the application of Article 143.
Of the discussion in which the representatives of the operators the following conclusions were made:
The representatives of the EU Delegation in the Republic of Macedonia, the OSCE Delegation and the relevant embassies in the Republic of Macedonia (affected by this draft law) will be duly informed about the conclusions of the Association of Information and Communication Technologies within the Economic Chamber of Macedonia.
If these legal solutions are adopted by the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, the operators will be forced, pursuant to the legal norms, to turn off the foreign program services/channels they rebroadcast and that will last until the disputed legal provisions are not changed.
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