HH Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has issued Law No.5 of 2018 to establish the Ras Al Khaimah Government Media Office, to improve the emirate’s media performance while keeping professionalism, excellence and innovation. The ruler also issued a resolution to appoint Hiba Fatani as the office’s executive director to promote the stature of the local media, highlight its achievements and meet its development goals, while objectively reporting the activities that take place in the emirate.
The law also states that the RAK Government Media Office must follow the directives of Sheikh Saud. Though the office can open branches both inside and outside the emirate, the main headquarters must be in RAK. The Media Office will have the legal, financial and administrative freedom to achieve its objectives and terms of reference and its employees are subject to local human resource laws.