Friday, March 24, 2023

Open deadline for proposals to update the Freedom of Expression Law

The consultative commission created by President Luis Abinader to update the current legislation on freedom of expression opened a period of 15 days on Monday to receive proposals from all citizens on the subject.

During these 15 days, “all citizens can send their considerations to the email [email protected]”, indicated in a note the commission, whose executive director is the lawyer Namphi Rodríguez.

With this opening “a comprehensive reform of the Law of Expression and Diffusion of Thought is sought, which dates back more than six decades, a time when the social, economic, cultural and media panorama of the Dominican Republic was different from the current one,” said the release.

After the consultation, the possible modifications will be presented and another cycle of conferences will be undertaken, so that in less than a month the Executive Power can present the preliminary draft to the Legislative Power.

The commission was created in June of last year with the purpose of unifying criteria around the legislative regulation of this fundamental right.

It is also made up of journalists Miguel Franjul, Inés Aizpún, Persio Maldonado, Huchi Lora, Miguel Ángel Prestol, Elvira Lora Peña, Aurelio Henríquez and Edith Febles.

Likewise, by the jurists Eric Raful, Hermogenes Acosta, Jimena Conde Jiminian and Gabriela Beltré.


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