What is the political economy of the national media system?
Who owns the media in the country? Who are the specific individuals and/or organizations in the country? What is the government’s media policy? What sort of media system is it?
Media owned by the government
• Saudi Arabia permits no independent media. The authorities keep Saudi journalists under close surveillance, even when they are abroad
Which control the major media groups in the information and media spheres? Are they private or public? and what are their biases or viewpoints (political, economic, religious, philosophical, etc.)
• There were more than 30 million internet users by the end of 2017 (InternetWorldStats.com). Widespread filtering targets material deemed to be pornographic, and Islam-related, human rights and political content.
Write a paragraph illustrating the breadth/diversity of culture(s) in the country. Please provide three examples of cultural production. such as music clips or film clips.
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