Government authorities, educational and research institutes, scientific societies, art andculture clubs and the national journalistic establishment may issue non-periodical printedmatters in their field of specialization and under their responsibility.
The License or renewal fees of the head office or the branch shall be determined inaccordance with the following:(A) Two Thousand Saudi Riyals (SR 2,000) for each of the following activities :
Preprinting preparatory services.
Artistic works for broadcasting, television and cinema.
Broadcasting and television studios.
Information studies and consultations.
Publicity and advertisement.
Importation, sale or renting of films and video tapes.
Production, sale or renting of computer programs.(B) One Thousand Saudi Riyals (SR 1,000) for each of the following :
Sound Recording and Discs.
Drawing and Writing.
Copying and Reprography.
Freedom of expression is guaranteed in the different media of publication within thelimits of Sharia Rules and Law.
When permission is given to a printed matter the following shall be taken intoconsideration:
It shall not be conflicting with Sharia Rules.
It shall not lead to breach of public security, public policy or serving foreigninterest that conflict with national interest.
It shall not be exciting to fanatical instincts or stir up discord among citizens.
It shall not prejudice the dignity and liberty of persons or lead to their blackmailor injure their reputation or commercial names.
It shall not lead to approval and incitation of criminal conduct.