JEDDAH, October 6, 2017 – Saudi Arabia announced on Friday the inaugural launch of its international media hubs program, with the first in Moscow as a sign of the country’s expanding cultural engagement.
The hubs aim to strengthen and deepen bilateral relations in the areas of media and communications, as well as culture and arts.
A site for intercultural exchange and dialogue, the hubs will promote community engagement, academic discussion, art exhibitions, people-to-people interaction, research, music collaborations, all as a sample of the rich programming planned.
The hubs will also highlight the development and transformation the Kingdom is undergoing under Vision 2030.
Designed for dual language, the hubs will bring Arabic to the world, while communicating in the host country’s language.
The Moscow Media Hub will be operational by the end of January 2018.
The Media Hubs are an initiative by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture and Information through its recently-established Center for International Communication (CIC).
For more information, please contact the Center for International Communication at the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information (MOCI).
CIC was established in August 2017 as an initiative of MOCI to facilitate relationships with the global media community. The center serves as a central source of information on Saudi Arabia, which includes all publicly available government statistics. It also provides content and responds to media enquiries on a variety of topics such as tourism, gender equality and local investment opportunities, among others.