Jordan leads Arab efforts to tackle ‘false news’ — Shboul

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AMMAN — Minister of State for Media Affairs Faisal Shboul said Monday that the Kingdom is spearheading an Arab effort to regulate dealings with international key media outlets, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

“Jordan is leading an Arab effort to regulate dealing with major international media companies to counter false news, hate speech, and the violation of privacy on some social media platforms, and to compensate for the media loss of profit,” the television quoted the minister as saying.

In a meeting with a group of military retirees headed by retired Brig. Gen. Ahmed Al-Raqad, Shboul said that His Majesty King Abdullah has been stressing the need to support the armed forces, and to take into consideration military retirees who have accumulated a wealth of experience in various fields.

Regarding the three tracks of the modernization effort, Shboul said that the government, in partnership with the Lower House, has tackled the political parties, elections and related constitutional amendments laws.

He stressed that these amendments have become a clear road map for realizing a parliament formed, 65 percent, of party members.

He asserted that the road toward a partisan life has become part of the countries’ constitution and laws, and the need for parties to be formed based on programs and policies that serve the citizens.

Shboul also said that the public sector modernization endeavor will address the imbalances that afflicted the sector and improve the level of services provided to citizens, pointing out that it will include clear procedures to control administrative slack and reinforce the principle of reward and punishment.

Shboul also pointed out that the economic modernization vision aims to increase the economic growth rate to nearly 5 percent, and employ 1 million Jordanians within 10 years.

It also seeks to increase local investment, attract foreign investment, and implement many important strategic projects, such as the National Water Carrier Project.

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