Center for International Communication

The Saudi Center for International Communication (CIC) is a Saudi Arabian government media organization established in August 2017 by the Minister of Culture and Information (MOCI).[1]

Center for International Communication
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Agency overview
FormedAugust 1, 2017 (2017-08-01)
HeadquartersGeneral Commission for Audio Visual Media, Digital City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Agency executive
Parent agencyMinistry of Culture and Information
Websitecic.org.sa

The Saudi Gazette described the CIC's purpose at its launch as "boosting relations with the international media and following a more open policy towards the international audience". The establishment of the CIC is part of the Vision 2030 project spearheaded by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.[2]

ActivitiesEdit

Promotion of Saudi ArabiaEdit

 
Infographic about Hajj 2017 Workforce, published by Center for International Communication

The Center acts as a central source of information about Saudi Arabia to the outside world. This information includes a governmental statistics bureau that publishes data, infographics, videographics and documents. The center responds to media inquiries on fields such as politics, tourism, gender equality, human rights and local investment opportunities in both English and Arabic.[3][4]

International outreachEdit

CIC aims to help the international press in understanding local news, cultural, social and political trends in Saudi Arabia and by broadcasting information and reports about events involving the Kingdom. The Center also aims to support the Ministry's stated aim of reforming its media industries at home, supporting government communications abroad and strengthening Saudi Arabia's cultural relations around the world.[5][6]

EventsEdit

CIC works in concord with other entities in the Saudi Minister of Culture and Information (MOCI) to produce events in Saudi Arabia to promote Saudi, Arabic and Islamic culture.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saudi launches International Communication Centre to improve image". Gulf Business.
  2. ^ "Information Ministry launches 'Center for International Communication'". Saudigazette. 2017-08-27. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  3. ^ "Media Enquiries". Saudi Center for International Communication.
  4. ^ "New center to provide information about Saudi Arabia, aimed at international media". Arab News.
  5. ^ "Information Ministry launches 'Center for International Communication'". Saudi Gazette.
  6. ^ "Saudi launches international communication hub". GDN Online.
  7. ^ "About CIC". Saudi Center for International Communication.