Social media law will not limit free speech

T TV Monday 25/February/2019 16:54 PM
By: Times News Service

A new law being prepared by the Shura Council will not limit a person's ability to say his or her opinion, according to Shura Council Member H.E. Ali al Maashani.

"We are not thinking of limiting a person's ability to say their opinion, given that the opinion is headed in a positive direction. We are only talking about the ethical implications of attacking either a private person, the country, or a group of individuals.” - H.E. Ali al Maashani, Head, Media and Culture committee, the Shura Council

Currently, Oman's Penal Law contains legislation designed to protect individuals from personal attacks.

According to His Excellency, organisations can protect themselves from abuse and false rumours regarding their work by hiring a spokesperson.