Regulations of the Media Services Act 2016 are now ready for application, putting diploma as minimum education qualification for journalists, the government announced.
The rules came out after the law came into effect in December last year with stakeholders engaged in the debate on the level of education to be applied as qualification for the newscasters.
The debate was on whether the law restricts bachelor degree as low level for those who wants to work as journalists.
Minister for Information, Culture, Artists and Sports, Nape Nnauye said: "I am happy that we have benefited a lot with the views from the stakeholders, and the rules have been published in the Government Gazette."
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK