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Magazines resume distribution at public places

The Media Regulatory Office says the decision to resume the distribution of newspapers and magazines in public places, including hotels and coffee shops, is in line with the restoration of business activities in the UAE.

Media organisations in the UAE are allowed to resume distribution of their print products such as magazines and newspapers at public places, including hotels, restaurants and coffee shops in line with the resumption of most business activities in the UAE.

Earlier this week, the Media Regulatory Office at the Ministry of Culture and Youth held a meeting with media distribution companies to emphasise the office’s efforts in backing the publishing and distribution sector in the UAE to overcome the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic within the precautionary measures and guides announced by the relevant authorities.

Dubai daily Gulf News reports that the Media Regulatory Office confirmed the decision to resume the distribution of newspapers and magazines in public places for the reopening of the country and the resumption of normal life and business activities.

In March last year, the National Media Council temporarily suspended the circulation of newspapers and magazines in public places as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

At this week’s meeting, local publishing and distribution companies were told they can fully resume circulation in these places.

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