The Basic Law features many provisions important to the media sector, namely regarding the journalist.
It establishes the fundamental rules of the journalist profession, including the rules of access to the profession, the rights and duties of the journalists and the set of incompatibilities.
The Decree-Law 70/2008 dated April 15th establishes the rules of the organization and operation of the CCPJ. It regulates the granting, renewing, suspending and revoking of the journalist’s professional license, as well as the set of duties and professional incompatibilities.
The Ministerial Order 318/99 dated May 12th regulates the internship of access to the journalist profession.
The Ministerial Order 148/99 dated March 4th establishes the rules for the granting of ID cards for the correspondents of foreign news outlets.