Popular Initiative for the creation of the Communal Media Law
The Popular Initiative mechanism, which allows citizens to submit bills, was activated for the creation of the Communal Media, Alternatives and Communication Law. This project was presented to the National Assembly on July 26, 2011, with the participation and support of organized groups of popular, alternative and communal media mobilized. The legislation was formulated and approved by the parliamentary body in December 2015.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- embedded in the constitution/legislation
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- citizens civil society
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision