ALGIERS – Tuesday, 12 September 202 (APS) – Minister of Communication Mohamed Laagab held Monday, in Algiers, discussions with the President of the Italian Council of State Luigi Maruotti, at the request of the latter, on the sidelines of the wrap-up of the institutional twinning program between the Ministry of Relations with the Parliament and the Italian Council of State at the International Convention Centre (CIC) “Abdellatif Rahal,” the ministry said in a statement.

The President of the Italian Council of State “enquired, during the meeting, about media legislations in Algeria and the organization of the Information sector,” and made then a presentation on the Italian experience in this field,” notably the experience of monopolizing the media which had several effects,” said the source.

For his part, the minister of Communication said that Algeria “will promulgate new laws governing the sector of the Information,” laws, he added, “that frame the profession, enshrine professionalism, prohibit monopoly and provide for the legal protection of journalists, notably in terms of non-promulgation of laws depriving of freedom.”

Laagab pointed out that the new legislations “will pave the way for the creation of an authority of audiovisual regulation and another governing the written and electronic press, in addition to the creation of a council of ethics.”

For his part, the President of the Italian Council of State said that his “country, which has a long experience in this field, particularly in terms of regulation, is ready to share its experience with Algeria in this field as well as in training, as part of the strengthening of the relations between Algeria and Italy, which were at the heart of the visit of the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune to Italy.”