Arab team to negotiate with media companies hosted by Jordan

Ministry of Government Communication
Ministry of Government Communication. (Photo: Jordan News Agency, Petra)
AMMAN — Jordan is set to host the inaugural meeting of an Arab technical team, assigned with negotiating international media companies, on Tuesday, August 29th. Organized by the Ministry of Government Communication, the two-day session will commence under the guidance of Faisal Shboul, Minister of Government Communication and government spokesperson. The event will also see the presence of Ambassador Ahmed Rashid Khattabi, Assistant Secretary-General and Supervisor of the Media and Communication Sector of the Arab League.اضافة اعلان

During this gathering, the team will delve into negotiation mechanisms with international media companies and formulate conditions and regulations derived from the unified Arab strategy in dealing with them. This strategy will extend to managing social media platforms, overseeing digital broadcasting, and addressing digital taxes, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

Adopt a Jordanian proposal
This convening of the Arab team follows the implementation of Decision No. (533) of the Council of Arab Ministers of Information during its fifty-third regular session in Morocco. The decision aimed to adopt a Jordanian proposal, uniting the Arab strategy for engaging with international media companies. The Arab technical team, headed by Jordan, includes members from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Iraq, the Technical Secretariat of the Council of Arab Information Ministers, and the Arab States Broadcasting Union.

At its core, the Arab strategy aims to amplify Arab content, safeguard Arab and Islamic causes – notably the Palestinian cause – against negative propaganda and Islamophobia. The strategy also aims to protect youth from harmful content, counter hate speech and false news, and uphold privacy rights. Additionally, it seeks to preserve the media's stake in the advertising market, an area that social media platforms have largely dominated.

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