In early October 2013, the GCC Information Ministers met in Bahrain to discuss the latest trends in the hypermedia environment. Within and outside the GCC, hundreds of media outlets combined with the likes of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn and Tumblr to illustrate a dynamic social media landscape with audio and visual components. Regulation over this expanse of information is important for security reasons. The intent is to prevent information chaos from reigning over the Arabian Peninsula, while throughout the region there are ongoing immense and historical changes.
At the end of the day, the important question is: What are the best practices to allow a healthy discourse within the traditional ethos of Arabian Peninsula social norms?Dr. Theodore Karasik