Saudi media plays key role in ‘fight against human trafficking’

Majid Al-Qasabi. (SPA)
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Updated 31 July 2020

Saudi media plays key role in ‘fight against human trafficking’

  • The media sector had an effective and influential role to play in reducing and combating trafficking

RIYADH: Majid Al-Qasabi, Saudi Arabia’s acting minister of media, says that the Kingdom is acting to prevent human trafficking through the enactment of internal laws and  accession to international instruments aimed at combating the crime.
This came in his speech on the occasion of World Day against Trafficking in Persons, which falls on July 30 each year. Al-Qasabi said that trafficking was one of the most heinous crimes that violated human rights and deprived people of their freedom and dignity, and was prohibited in all religions, constitutions and global covenants.
The media sector had an effective and influential role to play in reducing and combating trafficking, he said. 

 


Fahad Al-Azzam, assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Saudi Ministry of Health

Updated 14 August 2020

Fahad Al-Azzam, assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Saudi Ministry of Health

Fahad Al-Azzam has been the assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Ministry of Health since September 2019.
He has also been the general manager for enterprise at the ministry’s project management office since July 2016, where he developed and implemented a standard set of project management processes and models, and built the framework and updated it to account for developments and best practices.
It was announced on Monday that Al-Azzam’s role as assistant deputy minister for empowerment has been extended for another year.
Al-Azzam obtained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, in 2007. He studied abroad in the US, obtaining a master’s degree in engineering and technology management from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 2014.
Prior to his current position, Al-Azzam worked as a cooperative trainee at the Saudi Electricity Co. between May and October 2006.
At the Advanced Electronics Co., he worked as an assistant field service engineer between July 2007 and May 2009, and technical support and field service engineer between May 2009 and December 2010.
At the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, he worked as senior electrical engineer at their radiation safety department between January 2011 and February 2015.
He developed a safety program for exporting and importing electronics devices to and from Saudi Arabia and worked at controlling the risk resulting from the use of radiation-emitting devices. He also worked there as a project manager at their project management office between February 2015 and July 2016.