[size=36]A statement from Parliamentary Communications regarding the assignment of a head of the Media Authority[/size]
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The Parliamentary Communications and Media Committee issued, on Saturday, a statement regarding the appointment of the Chairman of the Media and Communications Commission to succeed the article, Ali Al-Khuwailidi.
The committee stated, in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of, that “based on the information available to us, an assignment was issued to head the Media and Communications Commission and the Parliamentary Commission’s keenness on the proper application of the provisions of the constitution, the laws in force, the principles of legality and cooperation between the authorities, which is supposed to participate in The terms of reference between the legislative and executive authorities and achieving a balance with mutual oversight between them and based on the provisions of Article 61 / Second of the Constitution, which stipulates (the competence of the House of Representatives to monitor the performance of the executive authority).
The statement added: "And the importance of the role of the Media and Communications Commission in planning, managing, distributing, assigning and investing the frequency spectrum, promoting and developing broadcasting, transmission, informatics, media and publishing services in accordance with international standards and principles and encouraging the press to exercise the constitutional right to freedom of expression, and given that the Media and Communications Commission is an independent body linked to the House of Representatives. According to Article 102 of the Constitution and the Parliamentary Communications and Media Committee, in particular, according to the internal system of the Council of Representatives.
He continued: "Therefore, it was necessary to find the opinion of the specialized parliamentary committee regarding the mechanism to be followed in selecting the candidate for the position and what are the evaluation and differentiation criteria in order to ensure that the legal conditions are met in the person assigned to manage the executive body of the Media and Communications Authority, which stipulated Paragraph (2 / b) of Section (4) of Ordinance (65) for the year (2004) that "the director general shall have experience at the level of senior officials in legal, administrative, commercial and organizational affairs, and in the fields of engineering, wire and wireless communications, broadcasting, transmission or journalism, and he shall be of high morals free of impurities."
He explained, “The text of Clause (2 / A) of Section (4) of the Order (65) stipulated:“ The Board of Commissioners shall appoint a General Director to occupy this position after the first General Director. ”This text clarifies the competence of the Board of Commissioners to appoint the Executive Director General of the Authority. ".
And he added: “When the above, and in the interest of ensuring the continuation of work in the Media and Communications Commission in accordance with the Constitution Order (65) for the year (2004) and ensuring that the legal and administrative conditions are met for the candidate for the position of President of the Executive Body of the Commission and based on the principle of legality, the Communications and Media Commission demands that it be involved in defining standards It must be followed to choose the person assigned according to the legal determinants to ensure that the right person is chosen in the right place and to correct the procedures in accordance with the Constitution and the laws in force and the government program that supports the independence of specialized technical bodies. "Ended 6/29 n