NMC urges all electronic media outlets of UAE to register their activities before the end of May

NMC urges all electronic media outlets of UAE to register their activities before the end of May

The National Media Council (NMC) of the United Arab Emirates has recently reminded all electronic media outlets including news websites, digital content providers and social media influencers who are paid for promotions that they need to register their activities by the end of the month of May. The media sector is an important sector that impacts large segments of the society, and proper legislation that ensures that online content respects the social, cultural and religious values of the country is necessary.

The announcement came as a result of legislation passed in March this year, which clearly stipulates that commercial activities of electronic media organisations now need to be regulated, since electronic media has become one of the fastest growing sectors in the Middle East, especially in the areas of digital videos, games and e-books. The regulation would attract more investments into the country’s media sector as it provides better legal protection for companies.