FIVE-YEAR RULE? The commission next week is to hold a hearing on proposed changes to the definition of what constitutes first-time broadcasts on channels
Date: Apr 25, 2019
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
The National Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday said that it would resubmit a draft media monopolization prevention and diversity preservation bill to the Executive Yuan, which would be the third version put forward.
Following calls in 2012 to prevent media monopolies, the commission submitted its first proposal in 2013, which secured preliminary approval from the legislature’s Transportation Committee.
However, as the Act Governing the Exercise of Legislative Power (立法院職權行使法) states that the legislative body at the new legislative session should discontinue deliberations on unsettled bills from the previous session, except for budgetary bills and petitions, the 2013 proposal was killed.
In January, the NCC passed a revision and submitted it to the Executive Yuan, which returned it to the commission last month. [FULL STORY]