According to the Jordan News Agency, Jordan is set to hold the initial gathering of an Arab technical team assigned with negotiations involving international media corporations. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday.
The two-day meeting is organized by Jordan’s Ministry of Government Communication.
The team will lay the groundwork for a unified Arab strategy for dealing with international media firms, as well as an Arab guideline for regulating social media platforms, the operation of digital broadcasting platforms, and digital taxes.
The event implements the decision of the Council of Arab Ministers of Information (Resolution No. 533) during its 53rd session in Morocco.
Jordan will lead the team, which includes representatives from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Iraq, the Council of Arab Information Ministers and Arab States Broadcasting Union.
The Arab strategy aims to promote Arab content and defend Arab and Islamic causes — particularly the Palestinian cause and Islamophobia — from negative propaganda. It also intends to safeguard children from harmful content, combat hate speech, false news and attacks on privacy, as well as protect the media’s rights in the advertising business, which social media platforms have dominated.