THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence– Freedom – Happiness
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No. 02/2011/ND-CP
Hanoi, January 06, 2011
 
DECREE
PROVIDES FOR HANDLING OF ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATIONS IN PRESS AND PUBLISHING ACTIVITIES
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the December 28, 1989 Press Law and the June 12, 1999 Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Press Law;
Pursuant to the December 3, 2004 Publishing Law; and the June 03, 2008 Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Publishing Law;
Pursuant to the November 29, 2005 Intellectual Property Law; the June 19, 2009 Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Intellectual Property Law;
Pursuant to the July 2, 2002 Ordinance on Handling of Administrative Violations; the April 02, 2008 Ordinance Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Ordinance on Handling of Administrative Violations;
Pursuant to the November 16, 2001 Advertisement Ordinance;
At the proposal of the Minister of Information and communications,
DECREES:
Chapter 1.
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of regulation
1. This Decree provides acts of violations, forms, rate of handling violations and powers for handling of administrative violations in press and publishing activities.
2. Administrative violations in press and publishing activities mean individuals’ or organizations’ acts of intentionally or unintentionally violating law regulations on state management in press and publishing activities which are not serious enough for penal liability examination and according to regulations of law, it must be administratively sanctioned (hereinafter collectively called as individuals, organizations).
3. Administrative violations in press and publishing activities providing in this Decree comprise: acts of violating in press information activities (printed, audio, visual and electronic press, activities of pay television, publishing of special issues, bulletins, documents, leaflets, circulation of press releases, display of news on electronic screens, activity of information supply and activities relating to receiving television signal directly from the satellite); publishing activities; import and export of press, publishing products; advertisement in press and publishing information activities.
Article 2. Subjects of application
This Decree applies to domestic and foreign agencies, organizations, individuals who have acts of violations in press and publishing activities in Vietnam.
Article 3. Forms of handling of administrative violations and remedies