Qatar- Licence required for importing movies, cinema devices
(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Cabinet approved a draft law yesterday which would make it mandatory to seek permission from the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage to import movies, equipment and devices for cinemas. No movie could be screened without permission from the Press and Publications Department of the Ministry once the law is enforced.
The draft legislation includes special stipulations on the conditions for licensing to screen movies, their duration and fees and how licensing can be aquired, QNA reports.
Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani chaired the Cabinet's regular meeting. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs H E Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud said the Cabinet welcomed the positive outcomes of the 15th Consultative Meeting of the GCC leaders held in Riyadh on Tuesday with the participation of Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and the presence of French President Francois Hollande.
The Cabinet stressed that the Summit final communique expresses the unity of the GCC countries 'stand towards the serious challenges facing the region and common concern for all that would consolidate security and stability in the region, protect its interests and meet the aspirations of their peoples.
The Cabinet took necessary measures to issue a draft decree amending some provisions of the Decree Law No. 17 for the year 2010 on the organization of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) after briefing the Cabinet on the recommendation of the Advisory Council.
Under the amended law, the Committee will enjoy full independence in the exercise of its activities on human rights. The Committee's members shall not be held accountable criminally or disciplinary on what he shows before the Committee and its subcommittees including opinions or statements with respect to matters falling within its competence.
The meeting approved the cabinet's decision on human resources for schools staff. The system includes provisions related to specifying salaries, bonuses, allowances and other related benefits for staff as well as the evaluation of their performance, their vacations and the transfer and assignment of staff.
It also ratified a draft decision by the board of Qatar Financial Markets Authority regarding the organizational structure of the authority. The cabinet approved hosting a number of meetings for GCC ministers and undersecretaries of labor and social affairs in Doha in 2015. The meeting also decided to take the necessary measures to ratify a memorandum of understanding on mutual cooperation in the field of diplomatic training between the Foreign Ministry's Diplomatic Institute and Korea National Diplomatic Academy at the South Korean Foreign Ministry.
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