President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev approved amendments to the Law on Mass Media. Information Policy Department of the Presidential Administration reported.
The law details what is meant by the production of the media and its dissemination.
Article 5 sets the rights of legal entities to establish an information resource and sets restrictions on the participation of foreigners in domestic media in terms of owning shares in the authorized share capital. Set of people, having the right to establish media in
Media founders in the
- Citizens of the
under 18 or serving a sentence in places of deprivation of liberty on the basis of a court verdict or recognized incapable by the court; Kyrgyz Republic
- Legal entities, activities of which are prohibited by the court in the republic.
If any of the persons of the listed categories currently owns a media outlet, an information agency or a broadcasting company, he/she must alienate it within one year from the entry into force of the law in the manner prescribed by law in the field of media registration.
Media that have not been re-registered will be liquidated by a court decision.