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UAE Media Regulatory Office created to regulate media, tackle fake news

 

DUBAI – The Media Regulatory Office has been established to regulate media in the UAE, as well as tackle fake news.

The new regulatory body was established by the Ministry of Culture and Youth and will take over a number of responsibilities handled by the National Media Council.

The office will also handle licensing, copyright and advertising while promoting media free zones.

“We will follow up on media and media professionals inside the country, monitor violating content and take the necessary measures in accordance with the laws and regulations,” said Dr. Rashid Al Nuaimi, executive director of the Media Regulatory Office.

Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, said the Media Regulatory Office will develop laws and standards for the media sector.

“We will continue to help improve the Emirati media and develop its performance so they disseminate the message of the UAE, highlight its civilisational achievements and preserve its positive image as a model of coexistence and tolerance,” Al Kaabi said.

“The media is an important pillar of governance and comprehensive transformation being witnessed by the UAE. It is a fundamental pillar of development.

“We have a great responsibility to enhance its capabilities so it is able to serve our cause, and highlight the civilised face of the country that embraces creativity and creators, and is an inspiring destination on the map of global culture,” she added. ICA/Expat Media


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