Ministry of Culture and Information
The Saudi TV's first and second channels devote their transmission to highlight the aims of Hajj. Their programs largely focus on awareness, guidance and the transmission of graphic descriptions of the Hajj rites, particularity the standing at Arafat, the Nafrah (departure) to Muzdalifah and the annual ceremony held by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for high-ranking pilgrims and heads of other countries' Hajj missions.
The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology cooperates with the Ministry of Culture and Information to ensure the transmission, via satellite, of TV programs, some Hajj rites and Eid al Adha prayers from the Holy Mosque in Makkah, to the whole world.
The Saudi Press also gives wide coverage to the Hajj rites, including features, interviews, articles and commentaries. This is in addition to religious awareness columns edited by Muslim scholars throughout the Hajj season. Some newspapers publish full pages in English, French, Persian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu.
HE the Minister of Culture and Information holds an annual ceremony in honor of Muslim information officials who are members of press, radio and TV information missions. The ceremony fulfils one of the Hajj aims, namely the meeting of Muslims from far away parts of the world to exchange views and ideas in such a way as to benefit the Islamic nations in the vital information field.