ICT Framework to be Modernised

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  • The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is embarking on several initiatives to modernise the country’s information and communications technology (ICT) framework.
  • “We aim to amend the legislative framework for electronic media as an interim measure pending promulgation of the ICT Act, which takes into account current and emerging advances in broadcasting regulation,”
  • The Ministry will also be introducing an overarching information policy to provide for the access, dissemination and preservation of Government information.

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is embarking on several initiatives to modernise the country’s information and communications technology (ICT) framework.

In his contribution to the 2016/17 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on June 8, State Minister, Hon. Floyd Green, said among the initiatives is the amending of the Broadcasting and Radio Re-Diffusion Act as well as the Television Sound Broadcasting Regulations.

“We aim to amend the legislative framework for electronic media as an interim measure pending promulgation of the ICT Act, which takes into account current and emerging advances in broadcasting regulation,” he said.

The Ministry will also be introducing an overarching information policy to provide for the access, dissemination and preservation of Government information.

This will include the development of a Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) Funding Model for sustainable Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica (PBCJ) operations, as a component of the overarching information policy.

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