PROPOSED PROMULGATION OF THE LESOTHO COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY (INTERNET BROADCASTING) RULES, 2020

PUBLIC CONSULTATION NOTICE

The Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) hereby notifies the general public that it intends to promulgate the Lesotho Communications Authority (Internet Broadcasting) Rules, 2020 in terms of sections 5(1) (c) and 38(2) of the Communications Act No. 4 of 2012.

The objective of the proposed Rules is to make provision for regulation of internet broadcasting and content distributed over the internet. The proposed Rules define internet broadcasting as internet posts accessible to at least one hundred (100) internet users in Lesotho, whether individually or in a series, and internet posts by users who have more than one hundred (100) followers in Lesotho.

The draft Rules will require persons who conduct internet broadcasting as defined in the draft rules, to register with the LCA and such persons will be required to comply with the broadcasting principles and standards under the Lesotho Telecommunications Authority (Broadcasting) Rules of 2004.

The draft Rules will empower the LCA to conduct investigations on internet broadcasting that are suspected of contravening the Lesotho Telecommunications Authority (Broadcasting) Rules and may direct or facilitate removal of such posts or content.

The public and industry stakeholders are invited to submit comments on the proposed promulgation of the Lesotho Communications Authority (Internet Broadcasting) Rules 2020.The proposed draft Rules may be obtained from the LCA Offices or by downloading it from the LCA website at www.lca.org.ls

Comments on the draft Rules may be submitted in writing to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Lesotho Communications Authority
30 Princess Margaret Road
Old Europa, Maseru
Lesotho

Email: info@lca.org.ls or lca@lca.org.ls

The closing date for submissions is 29 October 2020 at 16:30 hours.

 

Download the proposed amendment here: SOCIAL MEDIA RULES 2020 DRAFT V3 250820

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