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  • Organisation et Réglementation du Secteur des Télécommunications en République De Djibouti (Organisation and regulation of the telecom sector in Republic of Djibouti), Ministry of Culture and Communication (with ITU assistance), December 2002, 69 pages in French.
  • Law N°80/AN/04/5ème L Portant Réforme du Secteur des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication (Law conveying reforms of the ICT sector), 24 October 2004, in French. This law created Agence Djiboutienne de Régulation des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication (ADRT - Djiboutian Agency for ICT Regulation) and made it responsible for regulating radio, among other things. Section 4 defines "Régime Libre" (Free Regime), in which Article 19 says no license is needed for radiocommunication networks whose endpoints are less than 300m apart and whose "capacity is less than a threshold fixed by the Agency." The same goes for networks "composed exclusively of low-power/short-range apparatuses belonging to categories determined by the Agency." Chapter 5 is devoted to Radiocommunications. Article 27 says low-power/short-range devices are exempt from general authorisation (so long as the devices are type-approved).
  • "Décret N°99-0003/PR/MTT relatif à la redevance due par les affectataires de fréquences radioélectriques" (Decree relating to royalty payment due to the use of radio frequencies), Journal Officiel de la République de Djibouti, 4 January 1999, in French.
  • Commission Nationale de la Communication - page on the Presidential website, in French: "La Commission Nationale de la Communication est une autorité indépendante prévue par la loi n°2/AN/92 2ème L du 15 septembre 1992 relative à la liberté de la communication. La liberté de communication est garantie par la Constitution et est définie par l'article 3 de la loi susvisée: "La liberté de communication est le droit, pour chacun de créer et d'utiliser librement le média de son choix pour exprimer sa pensée en la communiquant à autrui, ou pour accéder à l'expression de la pensée d'autrui..." (The National Communication Commission is an independent authority envisaged by the law no.2/AN/92 2nd L of 15 September 1992 relating to freedom of communication. Freedom of communication is guaranteed by the Constitution and is defined by article 3 of the law referred to above: "Freedom of communication is the right for each one person to create and freely use the media of his choice to express his opinion by communicating it to others, or to access the expression of others' thinking...") It is not clear what the relationship is between ADRT and CNC - perhaps CNC is concerned with mass media content while ADRT regulates telecommunications?

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