Head of Saudi TV watchdog 'relieved' of his duties

Najm became chairman of the General Commission for Visual and Audio Media in 2013
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The head of Saudi Arabia’s state media authority has been “relieved” of his duties, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said last week.

Riyadh Kamal Khidhir Najm was appointed in 2013 as chairman of the General Commission for Visual and Audio Media to regulate, supervise and develop the kingdom’s broadcast media.

Among its responsibilities, the authority ensures broadcasters reinforce the kingdom’s religious, social and cultural values, according to its website. There are no privately owned radio or television stations in Saudi Arabia.

The government did not reveal why Najm had been relieved of his duties.

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