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Today, Umm Al-Qura newspaper in Makkah celebrates the centenary of its publication as the oldest Saudi newspaper, under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and in the presence of Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Governor of Makkah Al-Mukarramah Region, and a group of princes Ministers, men of thought and literature.
The newspaper was founded by order of King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman in 1924, and is considered one of the most important and oldest Saudi newspapers as a media reference engraved in the memory of Saudi history. With the support of the Saudi leadership, and the follow-up of the designated Minister of Information, Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi, she was able to change her outfit in line with modern technological changes, and focus on keeping pace with the development in the media field.
The newspaper, which is the first newspaper published in the Kingdom, passed as the country’s official newspaper; in stages of development from yellow leaves to white and then colored; Preserving its identity as a model for the media movement in the Kingdom, and expressing the renaissance led by King Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman, all the way to the era of King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
Umm Al-Qura witnessed the birth of legislation and regulations, being the official newspaper of the state. Dr. Ibrahim Al-Hadithi, Professor of Administrative and Constitutional Law at King Saud University, describes it as “the official newspaper, the mouthpiece of the state.”
The first issue of “Umm Al-Qura” in 1924 (Asharq Al-Awsat)