1999 News Story

Islamic Broadcasting Moves Into New Jeddah HQ

The organization of Islamic broadcasting stations, which is an offshoot of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), announced today that its headquarters in Jeddah is moving from rented offices to a new landmark building, the SR 5.6 million (U.S. $ 1.5 million) cost of which has been covered by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz. The new headquarters has state-of-the-art equipment for both radio and television, including a dubbing unit. The organization is now able to produce television programs to effectively teach the Arabic language in English and in French.

The organization was established in 1975 on the initiative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and began its activities two years later following its endorsement by the 6th meeting of the OIC foreign ministers. Its main goals are to spread the word of Islam, teach the Arabic language, and produce radio and television programs serving the culture and history of the OIC member states, with special emphasis on presenting information on Islamic causes, supporting Islamic solidarity, and cooperating with international as well as Arabic and Islamic organizations.