The Strategies of the Supreme Council of Cyberspace for Modern Communication Media Policymaking

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD Student of Communication Sciences, Department of Social Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, North Tehran Unit

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Social Communication Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Communication and Media, Tehran Center Unit.


This study aims to examine the strategies of the supreme council of cyberspace for modern communication media policymaking. It is mainly aimed at identifying the most important strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of this council on the area of modern media policymaking and developing some  scientific and operational strategies in this area. In this regard, the normative theories of media, use and satisfaction, new media, identity and cyberspace, and media policy-making have been used. In this research, the policies of this council have been examined through the quantitative-qualitative method of SWOT analytical matrix and purposeful interviews with 14 academic experts and pundits in the field of media and policy-making. In total, 15 strengths and opportunities have been identified as the advantages of this council and 16 weaknesses and threats as its limitations. A score of 3.15 of the Internal Factor Evaluation (IFE) Matrix and a score of 2.51 of the External Factors Evaluation (EFE) Matrix show that the strengths of the supreme council of cyberspace in policymaking of the modern communication media outweigh its weaknesses and the opportunities facing this council also outweigh its threats; accordingly, offensive strategies have been suggested


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