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Global - July 16, 2021

Saudi Ministry of Media reactivates Hajj virtual press office and integrated media services platform

 

 

The platform gives international and local journalists with access to exclusive content about this year’s pilgrimage, including videos, photos and comments

 

Press Release

  • The VPO, originally launched in 2020, helps mitigate impact of current travel limitations

MAKKAH: To facilitate media coverage of Hajj 2021, the Saudi Ministry of Media reactivated an advanced digital service which meets all international and local media requirements, and ensures the best-in-class service to local and international media covering this year’s Hajj season. The service, originally launched for Hajj 2020 amid COVID-19 travel restrictions, will allow journalists to receive key files, materials and comments, respond to media inquiries, interview officials and stakeholders and attend and participate in live press conferences.

 

The digital service, which will be available in Arabic and English under the name of Hajj Virtual Press Office will address the challenges of information acquisition and the international transmission of media materials.

 

Through the platform, local and international journalists will be able to request exclusive services, such as high-quality pictures or custom-made videos, in addition to remote access to all other available services, including hosting officials or stakeholders for exclusive interviews and obtaining comments and responses to inquiries, journalists as well as the general public will also be able to view media content intended for the wider public.

 

Journalists who have already registered with the service last year will receive an email to reactivate the link.

 

To subscribe to the service, please visit https://vpo.hajjmedia.sa/

 

The service is also available via the main Hajj media portal at: https://hajj.media.gov.sa/

 

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