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Minister inspects media centers covering Hajj


Saudi Arabia’s acting media minister inspected centers in Makkah and at nearby holy sites providing services to pilgrims performing Hajj.

During his tour of the specially equipped media centers,

Majid Al-Qasabi visited the operations room where he was briefed on press and television news coverage, and digital communicat­ion techniques.

The minister was also shown around the 24-hour Hajj virtual media center set up to support local and internatio­nal media and was updated on the General Commission for Audiovisua­l Media’s preparatio­ns for this year’s Hajj.

He toured the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah’s media center, checked on the Saudi Broadcasti­ng Authority’s technical works at Namira Mosque and visited its Jamarat Bridge studio, and went to the Ministry of Media’s headquarte­rs in Mina.

In addition, Al-Qasabi called in at the Saudi Press Agency’s media center at Umm Al-Qura University to find out about its plans for covering the Hajj pilgrimage and related events and pointed out the important role its team played in highlighti­ng the Kingdom’s efforts in serving Hajj pilgrims.

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