Turkey parliament committee debates Internet media bill

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The Turkish parliament's justice committee has opened a debate on a draft law concerning the Internet media, Anadolu Agency reported.

The draft proposes broadening the existing media law to include web-based news outlets.

It regulates publication of denials and refutations, requiring them to be published for a week on a given website in response to claims of libel or disinformation.

It also allows for official announcements and advertising to be published online.

Public announcements are a key instrument in supporting the local media and are paid by public institutions. Now this tool will be enjoyed by the websites if the draft is passed.

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