The media system repositioned itself in the Hajj season this year to facilitate the task of media professionals to cover the rituals of Hajj, as this exceptional season differed from last year’s Hajj season, in terms of hosting media professionals from satellite channels, newspapers and Saudi websites, and correspondents and delegates of external channels officially accredited inside the Kingdom, to facilitate coverage In the holy sites and the Grand Mosque, the Ministry of Information, represented by the Ministry’s Agency for Joint Services and under the directives of the Minister of Information in charge, Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi, in Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah, provided media centers equipped with various technical services, modern computers, the Internet, and advanced television studios in the feelings to transmit the rites of Hajj and to enable the media. Local and international transfers of field coverage in accordance with health precautions and social distancing, to transmit the Hajj procession by word, sound and image to international channels and communication sites to the world to transmit the Hajj rituals in a safe and healthy environment.. The Ministry’s Agency for Joint Services, which sent an integrated team to the holy sites several months ago, also prepared For advance planning under the supervision and follow-up of an agent The Ministry’s Assistant for Joint Services Dr. Othman Al-Muhaimid and Team Leader Dr. Khaled Al-Hatla, where a global media center was set up at the ministry’s headquarters in Al-Awali in Makkah to transmit the daily press briefing live on air, in addition to the establishment of the Media Operations Center at Al-Awali headquarters. The ministry also prepared a high tower at its headquarters in Mina to enable photographers to take pictures For Arafat, Mina and Muzdalifah, the ministry also provided means of transportation authorized to move within the holy sites for media personnel to reach the venues of the event, and to obtain all permits for the movement of local and international media correspondents officially approved in the Kingdom within the holy sites in accordance with the precautionary measures in direct coordination from the Joint Services Agency.
This year, the media system succeeded in providing proactive media work by sending media teams
The Saudi News Agency (SPA) and the Documentary Programs Sector of the Radio and Television Authority visited the holy sites long after the start of the Hajj rituals. The Documentary Programs Sector released 3 documentary stories that were broadcast before the start of the Hajj rituals, which received the approval and appreciation of the first viewers, “The Jamarat Story”, in which pictures were shown for the first Once about the Jamarat, while the second documentary program presented a documentary story entitled “A Safe Sanctuary” during which the story of the Grand Mosque in the time of the pandemic was told, and the third documentary story was entitled “Zamzam” in addition to humanitarian novels entitled “Faces in Hajj” along with the story of a pilgrim from the airport to Feelings are in English.. All these documentaries were prepared by a professional Saudi team. While the proactive “SPA” team focused on telling professional stories from inside the Grand Mosque about the Black Stone, the Hatim, the Yemeni Corner and Ibrahim’s shrine, as well as the story of smart robots in Zamzam, the sterilization of the road, and the role of the female component in the Grand Mosque. On the other hand, the media system succeeded in harmonizing and coordinating with the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques to maximize the proactive message of the Two Holy Mosques… by broadcasting the reports issued by the Presidency on a regular basis and the proactive team making humanized stories and narratives from inside the campus.