Electronic Media Act 1996

Cap: 
104
In force: 
Yes

 

CHAPTER 104

THE ELECTRONIC MEDIA ACT.

Arrangement of Sections.

Section

PART I—INTERPRETATION.

Interpretation. PART II—INSTALLATION OF TELEVISION AND RADIO STATIONS, ETC.

Installation of television and radio stations.

Registration of television and radio stations, etc.

Functions of a proprietor and a producer.

Disqualification of a producer.

Broadcasting licences.

Right to broadcast.

Minimum broadcasting standards.

PART III—BROADCASTING COUNCIL.

Establishment of the Broadcasting Council.

Functions of the council.

Removal of member from office.

Meetings of the council, etc.

Remuneration of members of the council.

Annual report.

Staff of the council.

PART IV—FINANCIAL PROVISIONS.

Funds of the council.

Investment by the council.

Financial year.

Accounts and audit.
PART V —REGULATION OF VIDEO AND CINEMA OPERATORS, ETC.

Theatre licences.

Registration of video and cinematograph operators.

PART VI—LICENSING OF TELEVISION SETS.

Viewers licence, etc.

Dealers licence, etc.

PART VII—MISCELLANEOUS.

Exemption from personal liability.

Power of entry and inspection.

Ethical broadcasting standards.

Duplicate licences.

Rules.

Schedules

First Schedule Minimum broadcasting standards.

Second Schedule Meetings, committees and seal of the

council.
CHAPTER 104

THE ELECTRONIC MEDIA ACT.

Commencement: 21 June, 1996.

An Act to provide for the setting up of a broadcasting council to
license and regulate radio and television stations, to provide for the
licensing of television sets, to amend and consolidate the law relating
to electronic media and to provide for other related matters.

PART I—INTERPRETATION.

1. Interpretation.

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“broadcasting” means any communication or transmission of any message or signal to the public by means of any electronic apparatus;

“chairperson” means chairperson of the council;

“cinematograph