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MENAFN - Arab News - 07/05/2014
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(MENAFN - Arab News) Tellite television channels should be regulated in the arab world because they have caused havoc among people a leading broadcaster said here on tuesday.speaking on the first day of the asia media summit at the jeddah hilton salaheddine maaoui director general of the arab states broadcasting union said there are nearly 1300 channels in the arab world “broadcasting all kind of stuff resulting in chaos and confusion.”“only 15 percent of these channels are owned by the government the rest belong to private citizens. anyone who has the money can set the agenda of a channel. there are no checks and balances the government has little control over these channels” he said during a session entitled “proliferation of satellite channels: boon or bane.”satellite stations he said have mushroomed over the last two decades. “before you could count them on your fingers. not anymore.”the one good aspect of these channels is that arabs now have more freedom of expression and greater variety. “however the flipside of it is that there is no control. there is no legislation to govern them” he said.he said there are regulations in other parts of the world to keep a check on spurious content being broadcast. “in the arab world we have no regulations. this is our weakness” he said. “we should have unified arab standards to monitor what is aired on satellite television channels.”to a comment from maha akeel from the organization of islamic cooperation (oic) that the market would eventually weed out the bad stations maaoui said: “we have regulations in the first world. they have regularized satellite television.there has to be monitoring because of the bad effects such channels have. also the moment regulations are talked about people become fearful that we are talking about government control. no we are talking about certain media ethics that one should adhere to. we are not calling for suppressing information. we are calling for airing of better and credible information for the general good of society.”according to maaoui the arab league did try to introduce some broad rules. “but the implementation was left to individual countries. as a result their efforts did not bear fruit. the planning was great but the execution sloppy” he said. “now they are working again to put some regulations in place.”poonam sharma of singapore moderated the session. others panelists were wen shijun of china central television (cctv) eric cremer of france 24 television channel and ratu tevita gavula gonelevu of fiji tv.saudi research and publishing company (srpc) the publishers of arab news were among the sponsors of the three-day event. on behalf of the srpc tarek mishkhas editor in chief of urdu news and malayalam news received a memento from culture and information minister abdul aziz khoja.the summit will deliberate on key media issues on wednesday. delegates from around the world are taking part in the event.earlier abdullah basfar opened the event with a beautiful rendition of verses from the qur’an.


 


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