The National Communications Bureau at the Ministry of Information Culture Affairs and Tourism said on Thursday that it has commenced the Annual Regulatory Registration Permit process for all Online Media Operators, Printing Press, Publishers of Newspapers and Magazines, Radio and Television Stations, Advertising Firms, Cable TV Companies, GSM Companies and Graphics Arts Entities operating in Liberia to register or update their entities registration at the Bureau.
According to the Bureau, the registration process will run from Monday, January 11, 2021, to Friday, March 5, 2021. The annual registration is in keeping with the statutory provision that enforces the Ministry’s function through the enactment of law by the national legislature.
The Bureau is urging all Media and Media related entities to contact the Ministry for registration within the time frame given or risk their entity not attending government media-related functions.
According to the Bureau, the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning will pay media vendors who have completed their regulatory process. The Bureau continued that the Ministry will from effective Monday, March 8, 2021, start its inspection of media institutions operating in the country in collaboration with the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA).