A brief introduction
Sharjah Government Media Bureau is the speaker and listener on behalf of Sharjah on the local, regional and international media landscapes.
Established under the direction, guidance, and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, it is the official conduit responsible for all media and communication activities related to Sharjah’s governing bodies and the emirate as a whole.
An independent body, Sharjah Government Media Bureau empowers government communication and encourages the communication of uniform messages. It adopts a mature and responsible strategy inspired by the wisdom of His Highness, the Ruler of Sharjah, which is consistent with the UAE’s federal media policy and regulations, and adherent to the emirate’s authentic culture.
The ultimate function of Sharjah Government Media Bureau is to highlight the emirate’s ongoing progress and development as the region’s media and cultural hub. To achieve this end, Sharjah Government Media Bureau facilitates a dialogue for and with Sharjah’s government institutions and the media to elevate Sharjah’s status among the Arab and international media. In doing so, Sharjah Government Media Bureau provides a meeting point for media professionals to network with senior decision-makers in Sharjah and exchange valuable views on topical issues.
From creative vision to glorious reality
The idea of Sharjah Government Media Bureau was born out of the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The SGMB was established by an Amiri Decree, which states that Sharjah Government Media Bureau is an independent government body, created to reinforce Sharjah’s presence on the local, regional and global media landscapes while ensuring the accuracy of the information disseminated.
The Amiri Decree also stated that the SGMB will be entirely responsible for all media related activities that involve the offices of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, His Highness the Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and all of the emirate’s government authorities.
On the 24th of October, 2011, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, officially inaugurated the headquarters of Sharjah Government Media Bureau. He unveiled the commemorative plaque in the presence of a large number of government officials from Sharjah, senior representatives from the private sector, as well as media professionals.
Since that date, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, spearheaded numerous significant initiatives like the Government Communication Forum and Government Communication Award to name a few.
We aim to maintain an environment which allows for the continuous advancement of a meaningful and multi-sided dialogue, revolving around Sharjah and including all stakeholders involved in the media and communication sphere.
Our mission is to enable a balanced portrayal of Sharjah in the local, regional and international media through leveraging our profound knowledge of the emirate’s media and government sector and our dedication to sharing timely and authenticated information with our audiences.