Saudi Gazette, 7 June 2022: Saudi Arabia’s General Commission for Audiovisual Media has announced non-Saudis are banned from publishing advertisements on social media.
They have issued a Circular to this effect in line with the Audiovisual Media Law.
Those who violate the ban will be committing a violation of the Kingdom’s Labour Law (Article 33 of Saudi Arabia Royal Decree No. M51/1426).
They will also be violating the rules for dealing with expatriates contained in Saudi Arabia Royal Decree No. M24/1434. This prevents the employee from working for their own benefit and Saudi Arabia Royal Decree No. M40/1442 which considers a non-Saudi practicing an economic activity for their own benefit without a licence as a crime.
Violators will be jailed for up to five years and fined up to five million Riyals. Also reported in Al Madina on 7 June 2022. For full story, click here.
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