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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the electronic media law
To make the electronic media Act (Latvian journal 2010, nr. 118, 103, 144; 2011. no; 2012, 166. no; 2013, 40, 46, 61 no) the following amendments: 1. Express article 1 (1) of the following: "1) broadcast — the set of operations that provide electronic media and broadcasting programs, their initial release under the broadcast transmission and simultaneous public reception via electronic communications networks;". 2. Article 19: adding to the article name with the words "and retransmission of culpably violate applicable"; make the fifth subparagraph of paragraph 1 by the following: "1) other public audio or audiovisual programme are manifest, serious and substantial breach of this law article 24, the ninth or the tenth part or conditions referred to in article 26;"; Add to article at the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh subparagraph by the following: "(8) the electronic media, which retransmitted television programs through cable tv, through the appropriate service contract, includes in its program offerings in the area concerned tangible regional or local electronic media of television programs using terrestrial technical means, the end user is available free of charge. This condition applies to the program, which is prime time for at least six hours every day, if the electronic medium that television programs retransmitted via cable tv, has agreed with relevant regional or local electronic media for less amount of broadcasting time. Provision for such retransmission of the electronic media feature does not collect a fee from the electronic media, which it retransmitted, the same way as the electronic media feature that programs are not retransmitted collect a fee from the electronic media, which its programs retransmitted. (9) if the electronic media who retransmitted television programs through cable tv, public electronic communications network coverage exceeds the eighth of this article referred to regional or local electronic media of television programs broadcast by the broadcasting of the permit area ground broadcasting, electronic media, which retransmitted television programs through cable tv, is obliged, under the electronic media sector in national strategies provisions in its program offerings include the territory concerned tangible regional or local electronic media-television programs using the terrestrial technical means, the end user is available for free through the appropriate service contract, and the right of the corresponding regional or local electronic media on the service provided to request the payment of an amount not exceeding the actual cost, if the following conditions occur: 1) local or regional electronic media wants to feature in a television program designed to relay outside broadcast broadcast of the permit area; 2) electronic media feature, which retransmitted television programs through cable tv, has the technical capabilities to ensure relevant television programs included in their program offerings; 3-be) regional or local electronic media's television program transmission is at least six hours every day, if the electronic medium that television programs retransmitted via cable tv, has agreed with relevant regional or local electronic media for less amount of broadcasting time. (10) if the electronic media who retransmitted television programs through cable tv, according to this article the eighth or ninth subparagraph is obliged to distribute regional or local electronic media television programs, but such regional or local electronic media's television program is not the content or quality of the distribution of television programmes for technical or commercial reasons can cause the electronic media feature disproportionate losses, electronic media Council motivated in electronic media submission evaluation entitled the electronic media release from the obligation due to certain regional or local electronic media distribution or television programs conclude with the electronic media, with the agreement of the administrative agreement on the implementation of this obligation. (11) of this article the eighth or ninth in the conclusion of the contract referred to in itself does not exempt the parties from the eighth or ninth in the part of the obligation. This article in the eighth and ninth, part television programs for distribution to the public in electronic communication networks for the retransmission of the permission is not required. " 3. Article 27: make the fourth paragraph as follows: "(4) If the jurisdiction of Latvia electronic media feature has the exclusive right to represent events which are of great public interest, another Latvian or another Member State of the European Union, or the European Convention on Transfrontier Television under the jurisdiction of a Member State electronic media feature can be fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory access to the electronic media in transmitting a signal or, if that proves impossible, the other broadcast materials and include your general news reporting in the event shows fragments. The following snippet to include prime time not exceed 90 seconds and should include general news programmes not later than 30 days from the day of the event reflected. Electronic media feature that uses the following materials, indicate the source. For the use of the materials may require a fee, not exceeding the material transfer (transmission) or photocopying costs. "; Add to article 4.1 part as follows: "(41) under the jurisdiction of Latvia electronic medium, which, according to the fourth part of this article wants to gain access to events for which there is great public interest in this first access of Latvian jurisdiction in electronic media." 4. Express 35. the second paragraph of article 7 of the following paragraph: "7) Stoke hatred and invite someone to discriminate against a person or group of persons gender, age, religious, political or other belief, sexual orientation, disability, racial or ethnic origin, nationality or other reasons;". 5. Article 37: to replace the title of the article the words "medicinal products and medical treatment" with the words "and medical treatment"; replace the first paragraph, the words "for medicinal products not authorised and unauthorised medical treatment" with the words "illegal medical treatment"; replace the second paragraph, the words "medicinal products and medical treatment" with the words "and medical treatment"; to supplement the article with the third part as follows: "(3) it is forbidden to radio and television shop medicinal products of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 November 2001, Directive 2001/83/EC on the Community code relating to medicinal products for human use, registration is required, as well as radio and television shop treatment." 6. Article 39: replace the second paragraph, the words "at the beginning or at the end of" with the words "in the beginning, as well as in the middle or at the end of"; to supplement the article with the sentence of the fourth subparagraph by the following: "programmes that are sponsored by private individuals who have been associated with the manufacture or sale of medicinal products and medical treatment, allowed to promote such private individuals (sponsor) name or image, but not the specific medications that are only available by doctor's prescription, or by medical treatment." to make a fifth by the following: "(5) prohibited sponsored news broadcasts and broadcasts on the political current events. This prohibition does not apply to weather forecasts, financial market information, sports reviews and similar narrow thematic images that are clearly separated from the news and the political spotlight broadcasts. " 7. Article 45: make the first part of paragraph 1 by the following: "1) any cinematographic works, and in the movies and series that are made for television, as well as sports and entertainment programmes, if the target audience is children;" Add to paragraph 4 the second subparagraph with the following sentence: "the provisions of this paragraph apply to the images that make up the audiovisual electronic media or with one company within the group or which are created after the audiovisual electronic media or with the same group of companies in order;" Replace paragraph 2 of the third paragraph, the words "curative features and curative assistance" with the words "and medical treatment". 8. Turn off the X Division. 9. Replace article 56, third paragraph, the word "permanent" with the word "declared". 10. Add to article 71 the first part with 7.1 points as follows:
' 71) to ensure the absence of written language as a historical variant of the Latvian language and indigenous languages as a Livonian language conservation, protection, development and use of; ". 11. transitional provisions: turn 18; Add to paragraph 23, after the number and the word "75" with the words and the number of article 72 "except the fifth subparagraph"; transitional provisions be supplemented by the following paragraph 24: "24. the electronic media, which broadcast permit issued by coverage in the area do not comply with the provisions of this law, 31 December 2013 re-registered at the broadcast permission." The law adopted by the Parliament in 2013 on April 18. The President a. Smith in 2013 on May 8.
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