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    Lawmakers support plan to restrict frequency of papers published by local governments

    RIGA, March 13 (LETA) – Lawmakers of the Saeima state administration and local governments committee on Tuesday supported the proposal on restrictions on frequency of papers published by local governments, deciding that they can be published not more often than once a month.

    Such restrictions will not apply to those papers that publish only announcements on legislative changes and their explanations.

    The committee lawmakers earlier supported the proposal that the local governments should themselves decide how often they publish their local papers, but changed their mind and agreed on restrictions.

    The committee chairman Sergejs Dolgopolovs (Harmony) said that everybody agrees that local government have the rights to publish their own papers, but these publishings should be restricted to once a month. During the next meeting lawmakers will agree on wording for the bill and prepare it for the parliament.

    The Latvian Association of Press Publishers and the Latvian Journalists Association earlier objected to the decision not to restrict publishing of papers by local governments.

    • Published: 13.03.2018 11:08
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