Government Communications Office hosts first semi-annual joint Newsroom meeting

1 July 2024

The Government Communications Office (GCO) hosted the first semi-annual joint Newsroom meeting yesterday, bringing together communications professionals representing 26 government and semi-government entities in Qatar. This initiative aims to establish a comprehensive and streamlined communications system by addressing pressing challenges, building capabilities and improving decision-making processes.

The meeting featured presentations on Qatar’s communications landscape, innovative communications tools and lessons learned. Participants also engaged in an in-depth analysis of current government communications frameworks and a workshop.

In his opening address, Sheikh Jassim bin Mansour bin Jabor Al Thani, GCO Director, underscored the role of effective communication in driving governmental success, emphasising its power in fostering cooperation among government entities and aligning efforts to achieve Qatar’s development goals. He added that various institutions across Qatar are now elevating their communications strategies, focusing on developing reliable channels that serve as trusted sources for the public.

The event’s opening session focused on the GCO’s efforts in coordinating crisis responses among various entities. Participants were invited to identify and discuss best practices that ensure effective communication and mitigate the impact of crises.

During the closing session, attendees took part in a workshop titled “Strategic Communications: Challenges and Solutions,” where they discussed key challenges faced in the national communication system and explored solutions to develop efficiency and unify messaging across the country.