Syria’s People's Assembly passed a law earlier this week to establish a new unit called the Public Body for Radio and TV Production. The body is expected to replace the TV Production Directorate of Syrian Radio and TV and have greater autonomy.
The new law will enable the body to work as an independent entity both administratively as well as financially although it will remain affiliated to the Ministry of Information.
Syria is well known for producing some of the best drama series in the Middle East although broadcasters have faced heavy censorship in the past.
The formation of the new body may offer greater freedom to broadcasters although no further information was available at the time of going to press.