Riachi: Law on media ethics is underway

NNA – Minister of Information, Melhem Riachi, disclosed, on Monday, that preparations are underway for a law concerning media ethics and morals, in light of the need for moral and ethical control.

Riachi explained that “there will not be any slander against anyone, for media representatives are doing their duties,” adding that “the law will be proposed to the Parliament Council for endorsement to become binding.”

Riachi’s words came during an interview to “MTV” Channel this evening, where he referred to the occurrence of certain confusion yesterday during the news coverage, and thus, disclosed the decision “to draw the line between objectivity and respecting privacy.”

“The damage is not in live broadcast, but rather in misinformation and relaying the wrong news, which harms public opinion,” he underscored.

Riachi concluded by urging the Lebanese to “continue to live joyfully, because this country was born to protect the culture of life, and the martyrs are martyrs of life.”

================ R.Sh.