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Forum Responsible Freedom: The Arab States’ Charter for Satellite Broadcasting

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Hussein Y Amin

American University of Cairo, Egypt
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Abstract

Earlier this year, Arab ministers of information, with the exception of Qatar, adopted a charter calling for regulation of satellite television broadcasting after an extensive public debate. Qatar, the home of Al Jazeera, did not reject the charter but has requested additional time to review the document. One of the articles in the charter generated a great deal of debate and controversy from a number of international media watchdog organizations, which expressed concern that the charter’s perceived restrictions on the freedom of expression could be used to suppress independent and critical media voices that are essential to the growth of civil society and democracy.

DOI: http://doi.org/10.16997/wpcc.112
How to Cite: Amin, H.Y., (2009). Forum Responsible Freedom: The Arab States’ Charter for Satellite Broadcasting. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. 6(1), pp.113–117. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16997/wpcc.112
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Published on 01 May 2009.

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