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Thu 14 Jan 2010 07:49 AM

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Saudi announces plans to set up media city

Minister of Culture says city will boost local media activities, will be located in a major city.

Saudi announces plans to set up media city
ARAB MEDIA: Saudi is planning the media city in a major city. (Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia is to build a media city to increase local media activities in the kingdom, it has been reported.

Minister of Culture and Information Dr Abdul Aziz Khoja, told the Saudi Journalists’ Association, the city would be established in a major city.

“We have already selected a suitable place for the project,” he was quoted by Arab news as saying. He did not reveal the location.

The minister revealed few details about the new media city. He did talk about new rules regarding the kingdom’s media industries that will be issued soon.

“The Saudi audio-visual media are currently witnessing a remarkable progress and there is a lot of effort being exerted toward this end which would soon bear fruit,” he told the paper.

He added that the ministry was also taking steps to organise the offices of satellite television channels and electronic media, the paper reported.

“We will soon issue regulations to organise the work of the electronic media to be under an official umbrella,” he told the paper.

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