What is the MENA Media Law Reform process about?

  • Sharing and building knowledge about media policy and regulatory frameworks and relevant internationally recognised freedom of expression standards
  • Discussing how to respect democratic norms while adapting systems and institutional structures to the reality and culture in the MENA region (Arab solutions within a framework of respect for international standards)
  • Focusing on building support for standards/principles rather than prescriptive approaches
  • Building more coordinated advocacy platforms, including through broader coalitions of stakeholders
  • Fostering participatory processes and greater pressure for law reform
  • Making resource materials accessible to all through a digital library
  • Furthering exchanges and dialogues among different stakeholders through a dedicated forum