Laws and regulations

This section will highlight a number of common features of how the enabling environment for media is regulated on a national level through media laws, policies and regulatory frameworks. It will address common areas that pertain to media regulation and will refer to sources for further reading with a focus on advocacy.

In the section International Standards for the Enabling Environment, the main international and regional leading human rights instruments have been introduced that contain text on freedom of expression and media freedom. The principles contained in these human rights instruments can be traced in national constitutions down to the domestic laws and policies that define the enabling environment for the media on national level.

Issues that will be discussed here are: