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(Wikipedia) - Ministry of Communications

A Communications Ministry or Department of Communications is a ministry or other government agency charged with communication. Communications responsibilities includes regulating telecommunications, postal services, broadcasting and print media. The ministry is often headed by the Minister for Communications.

Some countries have such a department literally called Ministry of Communications:

  • Ministry of Communications (Afghanistan)
  • Department of Communications (Australia)
  • Ministry of Communications (Brazil)
  • Ministry of Communications (Iceland)
  • Ministry of Communications (Israel)
  • Ministry of Transport and Communications (Lithuania)
  • Ministry of Communications of Morocco
  • Ministry of Communications of Pakistan functions as a central policy making and administrative authority on Communications and Transport Sector in Pakistan.
  • Ministry of Communications and Mass Media (Russia)
  • Ministry of Communications (Soviet Union), the central state administration body on communications in the Soviet Union from 1946 to 1991
  • Ministry of Communications (Trinidad and Tobago)

Many countries have such a department, but under some other name:

  • Department of Canadian Heritage, formerly a part of the Department of Communications and Industry Canada which regulates the Telecommunications Act.
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (Estonia)
  • Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (Germany), since 2013
  • Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Ireland), a department of the Government of Ireland that is responsible for the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors and regulates, protects and develops the natural resources of the Republic of Ireland
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (Japan), a cabinet-level ministry in the Government of Japan
  • Ministry of Transport and Communications (Macedonia)
  • Ministry of Economic Development (New Zealand), including Communications and Information Technology Portfolio
  • Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People''s Republic of China, established in March 2008, is the state agency of the People''s Republic of China responsible for regulation and development of the postal service, Internet, wireless, broadcasting, communications, production of electronic and information goods, software industry and the promotion of the national knowledge economy
  • Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (Singapore), a ministry of the Government of Singapore. It is in charge of the creative industries, arts, heritage, library, media, info-communications and government public relations.
  • Department of Communications (South Africa) is responsible for overseeing the South African communications, telecommunications and broadcasting industries.
  • Ministry of Transportation and Communications (Taiwan)
  • Office of Communications (United Kingdom)
  • Federal Communications Commission (United States), an independent agency of the United States government, created, Congressional statute (see 47 U.S.C. § 151 and 47 U.S.C. § 154), and with the majority of its commissioners appointed by the current President
  • List of postal entities, for other countries
  • List of telecommunications regulatory bodies, for other countries

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