Civil Communications Resolution

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Civil Communications Resolution
CitationR-9
Enacted byOpen Parliament
Date enacted7 December 2014
Legislative history
Introduced on29 November 2014
Introduced byKanoria
Voting began2 December 2014
Required majoritySimple majority
Vote results5 Yea, 0 Nay, 0 Abstain[1]
Repealing legislation
Ra-1
Status: Repealed

Objectives: The citizens of the Social Liberal Union consider that we have a strong government that is not matched by an equally strong civil society. The considered view of the region is that this imbalance requires an urgent answer. To this end, the citizenry seeks to establish an independent media and to formalize and reform the regional 'chat' style communications.[2]

Section 1: An independent media should be established within the region that is not considered to be a part of regional government. A convention should be held to organize this.

Clause 1: The media shall be considered an Intra-regional organization as recognized under article 2, section 2 of the regional constitution.
Clause 2: Unless a strong public interest may be sighted, the regional media shall remain non-intrusive in the affairs of individuals, states, and government. Further to this, the media shall not pursue lines of questioning that are considered intrusive unless there is a strong public interest reason to do so once they have received a request not to.
Clause 3: Matters that do not breach the constitution or laws of the region, but that may be considered less than proper conduct for the press may be challenged publicly by any member state.
Site 1: The minister with responsibility for matters of communication shall have the right of oversight on this matter, however if any member of the citizenry or media challenges a decision, then the opinion of the region should be sought.

Section 2: Following the highly successful format created by our esteemed former delegate Avaerilon, the region believes that 'chats' should be extended.

Clause 1: The new chat service should be accessible at all times (subject to reasonable limits, ie. server downtime etc).
Site 2: Following a regional vote, the chat service used will be 'Kato.im'.
Clause 2: The responsibility for the organization and implementation of chats (including scheduled chats, debates and keynote talks) should be shared between the media and the delegate.
Site 1:' The schedule for chats should be decided on in advance according to the stated availability of member states, with particular reference to those state s that have a direct interest or involvement in the subject of the chat (if it has one).
Site 2: The region considers that chats are of sufficient note that the schedule for a given week should be displayed in the World Factbook Entry.
Site 3: The types of chat activity should be defined as: 1) Scheduled Chat - A Social Coming together of the region at a scheduled time. 2) Debate - candidates or bill proposers voluntarily answering questions from the region. 3) Keynote Talks - A speaker providing information or opinion before answering questions. 4)Official Questions (Including Fireside Chats) - Questions left for public answer to be answered by a minister, the delegate, or other official by the public or media. 5) Interviews - An organization asking an individual questions for the purposes of that organization. 6) Emergency Chat - This is to deal with any emergency matter and can contain any states. 7) Private Group Chats - Chats that are organized by groups of citizens for either organizational or non-official purposes. 8) Open Chat - This is a running chat for any purpose.
Section 3: The region formally requests that candidates, where possible, attend debates, and if they are not able to then that they respond to questions as soon as possible thereafter. And further, where possible ministers and officials answer questions left for them.