The National Media Council (NMC) is a federal government body established by Federal Law (1) for 2006 following amendments to Federal Law (91) for 1972 regarding ministries and ministers’ mandates and specialisations. The NMC mandate includes:
     
    • • Undertaking all media responsibilities provided for in Law (15) for 1980 relating to Press and Publications.
     
    • • Undertaking all functions provided for in Cabinet decisions relating to the Council.
     
    • • Other specialisations delegated to the NMC as provided for in laws, regulations and Cabinet decisions.