The ‎ Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) is the Communications Regulator in the state of Qatar established by virtue of Emiri Decree (42) in 2014. The CRA regulates the Telecommunications and Information Technology sector, postal services, access to digital media and spectrum. The CRA encourages and supports an open and competitive Information & Communications Technology (ICT) sector that provides advanced, innovative, and reliable communications services. Balancing the rights of consumers with the needs of service providers is at the heart of everything the CRA does.

Media, Culture and Heritage National Digitization Plan

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Media, Culture and Heritage National Digitization Plan, as outlined in Qatar's National ICT Plan 2015, is a key initiative towards the preservation of Qatar’s culture, traditions and heritage that was articulated in both the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the Qatar National Development Strategy (2011-2016).  

The Media, Culture and Heritage National Digitization plan  seeks to develop a vibrant digital ecosystem through which future generations can tap into their past and create new expressions of Qatari culture on the global stage.  The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology is central to this endeavor as it is mandated with setting the rules that govern this digital frontier through its policies, laws and guidelines.  

The Plan outlines a de-centralized and cooperative model that lays the groundwork for successful digitization initiatives in Qatar.  Central to that national effort is a National Digitization Model that plays to the strategic competencies of institutions in the media, culture and heritage sectors of Qatar.