WASHINGTON, DC • BRUSSELS • BAGHDAD
Analyzes and comments on the Communications and Media Commission draft law. Main areas of concern and comment include the need to clarify the responsibilities of the commission and the structure of how the commission is formed (nomination, election, and appointment of members). Additionally, suggests the significance of understanding that the basis of an independent commission is to have parliament establish a commission of experts on a topic and then to leave the organization and its work to the members themselves. These final components must be included for the commission to be truly independent. Provides article-by-article analysis.