As part of its ‘Solomon Islands Telecommunications and ICT Development Project’, and supporting the Ministry of Communications, Aviation and Information Technology (MCAIT), the Telecommunications Commission of the Solomon Islands (TCSI) has published a National Broadcasting Policy paper for consideration by members of the public and organisations involved in broadcasting. In a press release on its web site, the TCSI confirmed that Part I of the consultation paper sets out the background to the present consultation; Part II identifies main groups of participants in broadcasting in the Solomon Islands and some of the issues relevant to them; Part III summarises key issues facing broadcasting in the country; and Part IV sets out some options for reform of broadcasting regulation to ensure an enabling regulatory environment for the broadcasting industry. The TCSI says the policy paper is designed to stimulate discussion and does not mark the government’s particular preference, and all submissions must be received by 13 December 2013. The Commission notes that at this time, the Solomon Islands does not have either a National ICT Framework or a National Broadcasting Policy. More details can be found at: http://www.tcsi.org.sb/media-pressreleases/press-notices
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