2001 News Story

Information minister praises new media system

Minister of Information Dr. Fuad Al-Farsi has praised the new media system approved by the Council of Ministers on Monday, saying it realizes the press establishment's objectives and aspirations, and will enable it to perform its functions well, ensure development of local newspapers, and encourage greater competitiveness in the field of journalism. The new system, he said, covers administrative and financial matters as well as such issues as the responsibilities of editors-in-chief, the tasks of editors, and the setting up of an independent Saudi Press Association.