KSA watchdog to regulate homegrown YouTube shows

Website's popularity in KSA brings producers under gaze of watchdog
KSA watchdog to regulate homegrown YouTube shows, News, Content management


Saudi Arabia is planning to regulate local companies that air shows on YouTube, according to a report from local Saudi newspapwe, Asharq al-Awsa.

YouTube, which is hugely popular in Saudi Arabia, has fallen under the watchful eye of the the recently formed watchdog, the General Authority for Audiovisual Media.

Riyadh Najm, president of the Authority, told Asharq al-Awsat that his organisation would soon issue a manifesto to regulate the work of YouTube channels.

It will include rules and conditions that would be "in accordance with the nature of society and laws in this context [...] We are working on embracing these talents and developing their artistic and technical abilities," the paper quoted Najm as saying. He added that licencing would help guarantee quality.

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