32 countries to participate in Saudi Media Forum

Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi. (AN file photo)
Updated 30 October 2019

32 countries to participate in Saudi Media Forum

  • The event will discuss a number of important issues including the future of the media industry

RYADH: The organizing committee of the Saudi Media Forum announced that more than 1,000 media professionals and experts from 32 countries will attend the event, which will be held from Dec. 2 to 3.
The president of the forum, Mohammed bin Fahd Al-Harthi, said that the large participation of different countries reflects the great interest of the media to follow everything that happens in the Kingdom. He added that the forum, which will be held under the umbrella of the Saudi Journalists Association, received many requests from international media outlets to participate.
Al-Harthi said that the event, which is being held in Riyadh for the first time, will discuss a number of important issues, including the future of the media industry, its role in shaping public opinion and its impact on society. The forum will shed light on the digital transformation in media institutions, the future of the television industry in the era of on-demand viewing and cross-border media campaigns.

 


Saudi Arabia to extend visa validity for expats

Updated 08 April 2020

Saudi Arabia to extend visa validity for expats

  • The extension will continue for an additional three months for expats

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports will extend the validity of exit and return visas – that expire between Feb. 25 until May 24 of 2020 – at no charge, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.
The extension will continue for an additional three months for expats. The decision will cover residents of commercial and industrial professions in the Kingdom and those whose visas have not been used during the suspension of the entry and exit period.
The General Directorate of Passports said that the extension will be done automatically from the system without reviewing the passports.
People can enter their accounts on the “Absher” platform to view the service provided to them electronically, it added.