»  Emirates
»  Arab World
»  International
»  Sports
»  Business
»  Special Reports
»  Archives
Bookmark and Share
You are here: Home > News Bulletin
Text size
NMC holds coordination meeting with media free zones to discuss implementation of Cabinet resolution on media service fees
2013-07-07 17:11:10
WAM ABU DHABI, July 7th, 2013 (WAM) -- The National Media Council (NMC), today held a coordination meeting with media free zones to discuss the implementation mechanism for Cabinet Resolution No. 12 of 2013, on the services provided by media free zones. The resolution specifically covers certain types of services provided by the NMC at the media free zones.

Chaired by Saeed Abdullah Al Darmaki, Executive Director for Media Affairs at NMC, and in the presence of representatives from the Abu Dhabi Media Authority and the Fujairah Culture and Media Authority, the participants reviewed the services covered by the resolution and appropriate mechanisms to implement them.

Al Darmaki said the new resolution reinforces the previous Cabinet resolution No. 10/70 of 2007, on regulating services at some media free zones, especially the need for an applicant to obtain clear written approval from the NMC before being issued any media licence for broadcast and telecast, issuance of newspapers, books and periodicals. He added that the balance of media activities could be exercised in accordance with laws and systems in this respect.

He noted that the participants reviewed the mechanism to levy fees against services provided to foreign correspondents at media free zones.

The resolution will become effective from July 30th, 2013, or after 60 days from the date of its publication in the official gazette. No licence will be renewed or issued after this date, except in accordance with the Cabinet resolution referred to above.

Bookmark and Share
Market Watch
»  Abu Dhabi
»  Dubai
»  UAE Stock Market
»  NBAD Exchange Rate
Wam AnyWhere
Get the news at your fingertips..
Weather         For more details click here
City Temperature Humidity
Abu Dhabi 39 26 85 25
Dubai 38 27 80 30
Sharjah 38 26 85 30
Ras Al Khaimah 37 25 90 25
Umm Al Qaiwain 37 25 90 40
Ajman 36 25 85 35
Al Fujairah 31 26 75 20
Al Ain 39 27 70 20
Abu Musa 35 24 85 30
Tunb Kubra / Sughra 35 24 85 30
Delma 35 25 85 30
Ruwais 39 25 85 25
Liwa 40 27 85 20
As-Sila 39 25 80 25