Recommendations from the Arab Media Working Group, 2008 Forum at the Dead Sea
Recommendations from the Arab Media Working Group of the Arab-US Media Forum meeting at the Dead Sea in Jordan, March 2008:
* Minimize legislation governing content, maximize effective access to information and remove criminal penalties for defamation and the expression of opinion.
* Push for wider Internet access at lower cost and without government interference with users. Encourage a regional ombudsman for the service and protection of Arab bloggers.
* Support educational enterprises for media and journalism; identify, encourage and celebrate "champion" new media endeavors. 2008 Forum participant Monroe Price has continued to work with the Jordan Media Institute on training and professional development programs.
This group does not have any discussions yet.