June 16, 2007

Uruguay takes steps to help CJ broadcasters

A recent report notes that the Uruguayan legislature is working on a law that gives special status to "community media," which is defined in the draft legislation as broadcast stations that are "public interest services independent of the state, provided by not-for-profit civil bodies." The law would give community broadcasters more access to available broadcast frequencies and create a special panel to review applications and renewals of broadcasting licenses.

If any COMJIG members can shed any light on the CJ movement in Uruguay (or any other country besides the U.S.), please e-mail me at reader@ohio.edu, and I'll post your comments to this blog.

— Bill R.

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