UAE: New law regulating media, online content to be introduced

Authorities are preparing the draft to equal the expanding technical modifications

A brand-new government regulation managing the media, magazines and also on the internet material will certainly be presented in the UAE this year, a priest informed the Federal National Council (FNC).

Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Priest of Society and also Young people, informed participants of the FNC on Tuesday that her ministry is presently preparing a brand-new draft regulation to change Federal Legislation No. 15 of 1980 concerning media and also magazines.

These regulations will certainly be presented to equal the expanding technical modifications.

” In preparing the brand-new draft regulation, we will certainly think about that it equals technical development and also modern-day media together with typical media. This is with straight interaction with the worried authorities and also individuals with know-how in the media area to ensure that the regulation appears in the very best method feasible and also symmetrical to the present time,” claimed Al Kaabi.

3 oversight jobs

Noura Al Kaabi cleared up that there are 3 primary oversight jobs for the Strategic Surveillance Division at the Media Regulatory Workplace.

The jobs will certainly consist of adhering to up and also checking all magazines released in the nation, consisting of print, aesthetic and also digital media material.

This additionally includes preparing strategies to act on the media material offered within the nation, tracking and also adhering to up records of the media material that are occasionally transmitted and also released and also after that sending them to the worried authorities to manage them.

Al Kaabi was replying to a concern from FNC participant, Obaid Khalfan Al-Ghoul Al-Salami regarding checking the material of certified media tasks online, particularly in times of dilemma.

” The critical tracking division occasionally sends records on what is released by numerous interaction networks, consisting of on the internet material, assesses its adverse and also favorable results.

” Those [contents] located in offense of the guidelines are sent to the pertinent authorities to take suitable activity,” she claimed.

Al Kaabi included that media infractions are checked and also managed according to the kind of the violation and also according to the authority interested in the offense.

The priest additionally explained that there is close teamwork in between the Media Regulatory Workplace and also the National Emergency Situation Situation and also Catastrophe Administration Authority (NCEMA) in taking care of the material released and also transmitted on numerous on the internet interaction systems and also various other media throughout dilemmas and also emergency situations.

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