Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Information Technology

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Information Technology

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Apr. 19: King Muhammad VI of Morocco appointed Othman Demnati director-general of the National Telecom Regulatory Agency (ANRT). His role would be to supervise the liberalization of Morocco's telecom sector. [AN, 4/19]

May 17: Egypt's Prime Minister, Atef Ebeid, met with the Chairman of the Mediterranean Institute for Economy and Development, Nicolas Boya Digues to discuss the transfer of France's latest technology and training methods to Egypt. The aim of this project is to elevate Egyptian products to international standards. [AN, 5/17]

June 11: Bahrain's crown prince Salam bin Hamad Al Khalifa announced his decision to privatize the countries telecommunications sector. A commission would supervise the process and put an end to the telecommunications company BATELCO's monopoly. [AN, 6/11]

May 28: In Turkey, Internet control measures were taken as part of a new broadcasting law which forced the Internet to follow the same legislation as the rest of country's media for libel and an offense called "lying news. …

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