San Marino. Information and media law, green light for the bill in the Commission
At the end of today’s work of the Commission, the Pdl “Law of Information and the Media” is approved with 10 votes in favor and 4 abstentions.
The majority rapporteur is Commissioner Lorenzo Bugli, Pdcs, and the minority rapporteur is Commissioner Giuseppe Maria Morganti di Libera.
Particularly intense, in the morning, the examination of chapter II of the standard, dedicated to “Radio, Television and audiovisual”, in particular the first part, on “Purpose and scope of application. Definitions, subjects and products”.
Libera presents a totally abrogation amendment of all the articles of Chapter II, from 39 to 62. Giuseppe Maria Morganti, Libera– in fact, in the first articles there are explanations on definitions and application ambitions”. For the commissioner, the legislation itself is well done but presented in this way “it becomes a problem of interpretation and legislative confusion – continue – We would rather propose that Chapter II become another law, more specific, concerning the audiovisual, audiovisual service and platforms. The two projects have nothing to do with each other”.
“I try to offer every reassurance to those who ask why mix two regulations in a single text- replies the Secretary Lonfernini– Because we are comprehensively regulating the information, publishing and journalism sector, in a country for which the public activity of the state TV is the one that represents information, publishing, journalism and the promotional vehicle par excellence entire country, so it makes sense to regulate it in this law”. The Secretary then explains that in the last meeting he had, last Thursday, with a delegation of San Marino Rtv employees-journalists, many doubts were clarified: “I was able to agree that some of their concerns will be the subject of small amendments, but also that they lacked their communications on the knowledge of the text, by those who had participated in previous meetings”.
The representatives of San Marino Rtv were therefore shown both the text and “all the amendments, in particular on article 53 – he concludes – for which I do not see any need for the request to repeal articles of Chapter II of the law, whose articles indeed they are absolutely complementary”.