Madagascar – 8 July 2016

Journalists frown at controversial media draft law

A controversial media draft law for Madagascar’s journalists has divided public opinion in the country. Journalist in the country have spent time this week contesting some articles in the controversial draft law.

They complain that some of its provisions hinder freedom of expression and limit access to information. The journalists are afraid of the legal implications of this media draft law.

Media professionals have also criticised the country’s communication ministry for lack of dialogue when the texts were being put together.

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