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Jeddah, Asharq al Awsat- The Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information has extended invitations to 250 media personnel from various parts of the world to perform and cover the annual hajj, allocating three Media centers in Mecca, Medina and Jeddah to serve them.

The centers were provided with the latest state of the art communication technology to assist the reporters in their work and communication with their respective organizations.

The 250 members of the international media selected to cover the Hajj season were chosen out of hundreds of applicants.

Regarding the criteria that is implemented in choosing the media organizations, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture and Information for Foreign Information Dr. Saleh al Namla told Asharq Al-Awsat that a “selection is made based on several considerations, including selecting the media outlets that enjoy the widest coverage and the most credibility in order to convey the realities as they are seen and offered by the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques which in a great and integrated endeavor, has provided the Hajj pilgrims with unlimited facilities to serve and help them perform the rituals easily and smoothly” .

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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