Mid East TV told: “Uphold media ethics”
February 23, 2011
By Chris Forrester
The past few weeks have been testing for Arabic broadcasters. Now Jordan’s Audiovisual Media Commission (AMC) has stepped in, urging those broadcasters operating in Jordan to abide by media ethical standards.
AMC’s director general Amjad al-Qadi stressed that the TV stations should steer away from all forms of abuse or insult through the talk shows, debates, messages, pictures or other material aired on their screens.
Speaking at the licensing ceremony for a new TV station, owned by a Saudi prince but operating out of Jordan, he called on all stations to refrain from subjective political and immoral propaganda or pornography and to adopt reliable and truthful sources and not to look for profit as the prime target while breaking laws and norms.