Saudi Arabia appoints former newspaper editor as minister of media
Al-Dosary, former editor-in-chief of Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, replaced Majid al-Qasabi, who was minister of media since February 2020.
The move came as part of a reshuffle that was announced in separate decrees on the same day.
Lieutenant General Muhammad bin Amer al-Harbi was appointed as deputy chief of the General Intelligence Directorate.
Ibrahim al-Sultan was also appointed as minister of state and a member of the Council of Ministers, and Rakan al-Tawq was made assistant to the minister of culture.
Abdulrahman al-Harkan was appointed as governor of the General Authority for State Real Estate, and Ismail al-Ghamdi was appointed assistant minister of Human Resources and Social Development.