A committee has sent to the full legislature a bill that would eliminate steep fines and cancellation of licenses for media outlets that aired vulgar language or transmissions contrary to what the current law calls good customs.
The current law also provides penalties for airing false information or for being alarmist without reason.
The proposed changes are to protect the liberty of expression of the press, according to Javier Cambronero Arguedas, one of the lawmakers involved.
The decision was by the Comisión Permanente Especial de Ciencia, Tecnología y Educación.
The bulk of the current law was passed in 1954.