Will Saudi Arabia Censor YouTube?
Saudi Arabia thinking about to censor YouTube.
A report published in Saudi Arabia newspaper Al-Hayat is claiming the state’s head of Commission for Audiovisual Media.
That they are planning to create a new agency to monitor content on YouTube and video sharing sites.
According to the report, Saudis who want to share videos across the internet would have to obtain a permit from an agency overseen by Dr. Riadh Najem’s commission.
Videos would be censored to ensure only content compatible with Saudi “culture, values and tradition” would be permitted.
The news comes as it was revealed last month that Saudi Arabia, with its population of 28.3m, has more YouTube users per capita than any other country in the world.
The Independent (UK)