x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Dubai creates media office to bolster image

The Dubai Government creates a new media office intended to improve its communication with local and international journalists.

DUBAI // The Dubai Government has created a new media office intended to improve its communication with local and international journalists, the state news agency, WAM, reported yesterday. The law establishing the office, issued by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is part of Dubai's efforts to convey "an accurate image of events going on in Dubai and delivering Dubai's message via clear, objective and effective style", according to WAM.

The existing state public relations offices such as the Dubai Press Club, Falcon and Associates, and the Dubai Media Affairs Office (Dubai Brand), will now come under the umbrella of the new Dubai Government Media Office. Ahmed Abdullah al Sheikh, the media escort to Sheikh Mohammed, was appointed the director general of the Dubai Government Media Office. WAM said the office would also monitor and analyse what is published by local, Arab and international media organisations about Dubai and the latest public opinion trends dealing with events here.

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