National Audiovisual Council holds meeting for electronic websites, in presence of Falha

June 03, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) The National Audiovisual Council held a meeting at the Ministry of Information for the representatives of the electronic websites, in the presence of Information Ministry Director General, Hassan Falha, representing Information Minister Ramzi Jreij, and Council Head Abdel Hadi Mahfouz.

Opening up the meeting, Mahfouz indicated that a committee for websites was formed during a previous meeting at the Council, with the appointment of Mr Rabih al-Haber as its Coordinator, in the aim of devising a draft working paper or a protocol for electronic sites that serves as a code of conduct for the work of these sites.

In hid delivered word, Falha categorically regarded the meeting as “essential and vital” notably towards the role undertaken by the electronic websites, saying the project to organize their work benefits first and foremost the rights of workers and employers of this sector.

The Ministry senior official also hoped that a memorandum of understanding would be realized to form the platform of the work of these websites.

Falha also underscored the sheer need that modern media exercises objectivity and accuracy, calling simultaneously for “commitment to Article 13 of the Constitution that preserves media liberties.”

Speaking in the name of electronic websites, Rabih al-Haber pointed out that websites are operating in Lebanon for 3 years, with the existence of around 300 websites amongst them 10 or 8 key sites, while others have a mission.