Ministers approve canceling British Mandate-era Press Ordinance

It may soon be possible to publish a newspaper without a government-issued license for the first time in Israel’s history, if the Interior Minister Arye Deri’s bill to cancel the 1933 Press Ordinance, which the Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved Sunday, becomes law.

The British Mandate-era ordinance requires a license from the Interior Ministry to publish a newspaper, and allows the ministry to revoke it.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Ministers-approve-canceling-British-Mandate-era-Press-Ordinance-477164

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