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New ‘UAE Media Council Law’ has been issued by the President

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


Federal DecreeLaw signed President Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin

Under a Federal Decree-Law signed by President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the chairman of the National Media Office will head the UAE Media Council.

Media organizations of the federal and local governments are encouraged to communicate and cooperate with the Council, which is affiliated with the UAE Cabinet. In order to promote UAE identity, the council is interested in coordinating media strategies.

Media and online publishing, as well as activities that are conducted in free zones, will be governed and regulated by the Council through laws and regulations.

These laws and standards will be implemented by the new council once they have been approved by the UAE Cabinet. It will also monitor media content published within the UAE as well as the free zones, as well as registering and accrediting media professionals and foreign media reporters.

The council assumes all responsibilities, rights, and responsibilities related to media in place of the Ministry of Culture and Youth. The council will take over the Media Regulatory Office. The Ministry of Culture and Youth will work with the Council to coordinate the transfer of employees.

The UAE Media Council is governed by a board of directors. The chairman of the board of directors is in charge of the National Media Office. The members are general managers or higher from relevant media organizations and representatives from local governments.

A decision has been made by the UAE Cabinet establishing the Board of Directors, the organizational structure, and the operating procedures.

A resolution approving the creation of the council, which will be led by H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Head of the National Media Office, has been approved by the UAE Cabinet.

The council includes prominent members of the UAE Government Media Office, Abu Dhabi Government Media Office, Dubai Media Council and Director-General of the Government of Dubai Media Office, Sharjah Media City, and Fujairah Culture and Media Authority among others.

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