Law 20/2012, Of 18 October, Amending The Law On Public Radio And Television Broadcasting And The Creation Of The Public Company Radio And Television Of Andorra Sa, Of 13 April 2000

Original Language Title: Llei 20/2012, del 18 d’octubre, de modificació de la Llei de la radiodifusió i televisió pública i de creació de la societat pública Ràdio i Televisió d’Andorra SA, del 13 d’abril del 2000

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Law 20/2012, of 18 October, amending the law on public radio and television broadcasting and the creation of the public company radio and television of Andorra SA, of 13 April 2000 since the General Council in its session of October 18th, 2012 has approved the following: law 20/2012, of 18 October, amending the law on public radio and television broadcasting and the creation of public radio and television society of SA, of 13 April 2000 preamble as established in the law on public radio and television broadcasting and the creation of the public company radio and television of Andorra SA, of 13 April 2000 on the article first, the planning, the planning and management of radio communications and telecommunications networks, as well as its functional assignment in the radio and television broadcasts are reserved to the Government according to the international agreements and the legislation in force.

With this provision, this law limits the Andorran Council of the Audiovisual sector in an organization consultant and Government advisory and management society radio and television of Andorra SA, also involved in the right of rectification.

At the present time, taking into account the economic context and the need for containment of public expenditure, it is necessary to remove the Andorran Council of the Audiovisual sector.

It is therefore essential to the modification of the law on public radio and television broadcasting and the creation of the public company radio and television of Andorra SA, to delete the entire chapter IV of the indicated law, which means the deletion of the articles sixth, seventh and eighth of this law. Modifies also with regard to the right of rectification article ninth, chapter V, to remove the resolution of the Council of the Audiovisual Andorran and grant the right of rectification to the ordinary jurisdiction in case of appeal against the decision of the director-general of the radio and tv society of SA. Finally modifies along the section of) of the article, deleting the article mention that the twelfth made Andorran Council of the Audiovisual sector.

Obviously, all of these changes, caused by the removal of the Consell Andorrà de l'Audiovisual, do not affect at all the functions of parliamentary control, which are guaranteed by the provisions of article tenth of the law, which gives a Permanent Legislative Commission of the General Council, the exercise of control of the activities of the public company radio and television of Andorra, SA.

With these goals modifies the law on public radio and television broadcasting and the creation of the public company radio and television of Andorra SA, of 13 April 2000.

Article 1 amendment to article 9 modifies the ninth article of the law on public radio and television broadcasting and the creation of the public company radio and television of Andorra SA, which is worded as follows: "Article 9 1. Who is regarded as being harmed by the dissemination of data or facts contrary to the truth that the al·ludeixin may request the director-general of the radio and tv society of SA that, within seven days of broadcast, will spread the corresponding correction.

2. The application must be motivated. The director general has to accept or deny the request within three working days if the program is daily, and within a maximum period of seven days in other cases. If you do not give any response, the request is deemed denied.

3. Against the decision of the director-general can submit a demand within thirteen days, before the Civil Section of the Bailiwick, which apply to criminal summary procedure.

4. Once you have been agreed, the correction must be issued within seven working days following in audience terms equivalent to those of the space in which they disseminate the information or the facts object of rectification. "

Article 2 amendment to article 12. d) modifies the article XII section d) of the law on broadcasting and public television and the creation of the public company radio and television of Andorra SA, which is worded as follows: "Article XII of) the director-general is appointed by the Government, and their term of office lasts for the time of a legislature, while still playing the position in functions until it is confirmed or replaced."

Repealing provision Is repealed as of chapter IV of the law of public radio and television broadcasting and the creation of the public company radio and television of Andorra, SA of 13 April 2000, and therefore the articles sixth, seventh and eighth that included, as well as the provisions of that law that are contrary to this law of modification.

First final provision article 1 of this law of modification is qualified.

Second final provision this law shall enter into force the day after being published in the official bulletin of the Principality of Andorra.

Casa de la Vall, 18 October 2012 Vicenç Mateu Zamora Syndic General Us the co-princes the sancionem and promulguem and let's get the publication in the official bulletin of the Principality of Andorra.

François Hollande Joan Enric Vives Sicília and President of the French Republic and the Bishop of Urgell Co-prince of Andorra Co-prince of Andorra