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“The media law was passed after a yes vote by 139 out of 142 members of parliament gathered in the chamber. The new law will inject professionalism in media industry,” said parliament speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari.

newspapersMohamud Abdi, State Minister for Information, also hailed passage of the media bill, terming it a milestone in the regulation of mass media in Somalia.

“It is a historical milestone for the media industry in Somalia, and for the first time since the collapse of central government in 1991, we will have a profession that is vibrant and focused,” said Abdi.

Somali President will give final approval to the new media law. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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