Consultations on the Draft Media Industry Development Decree 2010 will begin in the three divisions at the end of next week.
Interested participants will have to register by April 6, since unregistered people will be disallowed from participation, a public statement read.
"The Draft Decree seeks to create professionalism and accountability in the media sector by setting up transparent processes, adopting practices from other jurisdictions," the statement said. "The Draft Decree emphasises fair, accurate and responsible reporting."
The Draft Decree seeks to establish a media code of standards including a Code of Ethics and Practice, General Code of Practice for Advertisements (including advertising to children).
It establishes a Television Program Classification Code.
It also has provisions pertaining to cross media ownership.
The Draft Decree establishes a Media Industry Development Authority which would monitor compliance with the media code of standard.
It also establishes an independent Media Tribunal which would hear complaints against media organisations and individuals.
This role is currently undertaken by the Fiji Media Council, which has mainstream media outlets as members.
The Tribunal would have powers to hand down rulings.
"Relevant stakeholders must submit a request in writing to the Solicitor-General by midday Tuesday, April 6, to participate in the consultations," the statement added.
"Only registered stakeholders will be allowed to participate in the consultations.
"Copies of the Draft Decree will be made available to participants on the consultation day."
The consultation will be held at:
* Suva -- Holiday Inn (April 7);
* Labasa -- Ministry of Youth Conference Room at Ro Qomate House (April 8); and
* Lautoka -- Sugar Cane Growers Conference Room at the Sugar Cane Growers Council Building (April 10)