TIPASA- The Broadcasting Regulatory Authority (ARAV) has adopted the terms of reference set by the Government, announced Monday in Tipasa (70-km west of Algiers) Minister of Communication Hamid Grine.
"The Broadcasting Regulatory Authority (ARAV) held its first meeting on Thursday and adopted the terms of reference set by the Government after debate," Grine told the radio station of Tipasa during his working visit to the province.
ARAV's meeting, which was chaired by its president Zouaoui Benhamadi, was devoted mainly to its future action plan.
ARAV was created following the adoption of the Law on Broadcasting in 2014 with the aim of regulating the sector in Algeria and strengthening the mission of public service.
The members of the Broadcasting Regulatory Authority were installed by Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal on 20 June.
ARAV is made up of nine members appointed by presidential decree: five members, including the president, appointed by the President of the Republic, two non-parliamentary members, suggested by the speaker of the Council of the Nation (Upper House of Parliament) and two non-parliamentary members, suggested by the speaker of the People's National Assembly (Lower House of Parliament).