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Law No. 48 of 21 May 1992


Art. 1

(1) Freedom to express ideas and opinions and freedom to communicate information by radio and television are guaranteed by law, in keeping with the rights and freedoms enshrined in the Constitution.

(2) The public and private organisations responsible for audio-visual information are required to provide the correct information to public opinion.

(3) Censorship of any kind whatsoever is prohibited.

(4) The selection in good faith of audio-visual information by persons responsible for the content of that information does not constitute censorship and may be exercised as provided for in this Law.

Art. 2

(1) Freedom of expression by audio-visual means shall not adversely affect the dignity, honour or private life of the person or his right to his own image.

(2) Any defamation of the country or the nation, any instigation to a war of aggression, to national, racial, class or religious hatred, any incitement to discrimination, territorial separatism or public violence shall be prohibited by law.

(3) Any dissemination of information which according to the law is secret or may damage national security shall be prohibited.

(4) Any programme or broadcast containing obscene conduct contrary to morality shall also be prohibited.

(5) Civil liability for the content of information broadcast by radio or television which has caused material or non-material damage shall lie with the producer, the author, the holder of the broadcasting licence or the owner of the broadcasting station which broadcast the information, as the case may be and in accordance with the law.


Source: Unofficial Translation