Minister of Media: 800 media personnel from outside KSA and 151 media institutions and channels to cover Hajj rituals 2 Jeddah
Dr. Al-Awwad pointed out that the Ministry this year has equipped seven media centers in Makkah and holy sites to serve its guests from journalists and media personnel from inside and outside the Kingdom, and provided them with all the needs of media personnel of press services, technology, communication networks, computers and studios.
The Minister noted that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is hosting this year more than 800 media personnel from outside of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to cover Hajj rituals and highlight them in a professional manner comparable with the status of this great ritual and the Kingdom's efforts in hosting this great number of pilgrims and facilitating their performance of this ritual, in addition to the facilities being provided for 151 media institutions and channels of 27 international media delegations, while 6 official broadcastings and 10 international broadcastings in ten languages provide news bulletins and daily programs on Hajj, and 16 digital publishing channels address the world directly in six languages, working around the clock to cover this Hajj season in a creative, fast and innovative way.
He indicated that the Ministry of Media launched in Hajj season last year Communication International Center (CIC) and its account on Twitter @CICSaudi in a step aimed at enhancing relations with the international media, and pursuing more open policy to the global audience, and began to broadcast information and document data on events, facts and humanitarian works and services in the Kingdom in several languages, primarily English, French and German, adding that the Ministry contributed to launching a digital media platform of governmental communication center for documenting the digital creative work of government agencies, highlighting their efforts, disseminating the Kingdom's media message locally and internationally, and presenting the governmental media work under one platform in a professional way, in addition to the existing platforms of the Ministry's bodies.
Source: Saudi Press Agency