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The International Press and Media Group is a multinational corporation also known as "IPMG" and the owning parent group of IPMG News , Al-Sahawat Times, "Politika 187" and several other publications and television shows.[1][2]

The International Press and Media Group
Multinational Corporation
Traded as"IPMG"
IndustryMedia
Founded2012
HeadquartersHead office London UK, Key Offices Johannesburg South Africa, Muscat Oman, Dubai UAE, Barcelona Spain, Mombasa Kenya, Los Angeles - New York City USA,
Key people
Sheikh Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman al-Said (President of the board) and (Global Group CEO) Sheikha S. b A al-Said (vice president of operations) Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said (PSC of Oman) Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (PSC of UAE)
ProductsNational and International newspapers, magazines, broadcast media, documentaries, academic journals, books and research papers
Serviceseducation, licensing, certification, training, printing, producing, design, consultancy, web development, product development, public relations, public sector negotiations, public service announcements, ethics regulation, publishing
Revenue$5.9 billion (2017)
$1.47 billion (2017)
Number of employees
5,400 to 10,000 (2017)
SubsidiariesAl-Sahawat Times, IPMG News, "Politika 187", "IPMG Africa", "Dushmani Arts", "Al-Sahawat Times (Europe)", "FHB Magazine"
Websitetheinternational.org.uk alsahawat.com

History[edit | edit source]

Formed in 2012 The International Press and Media Group underwent significant corporate restructuring in 2015 and again in 2017.[1][2][3][4]

Pre 2015[edit | edit source]

The International Press and Media Group published political magazines and newspapers in the UK, USA, Russia, Turkey, Japan and Middle East. The group consisted of an umbrella company with national subsidiaries. The best selling publication was The International newspaper with circa 290k daily readers followed by the monthly magazine of the same name with 180k readers.

The International Press and Media Group Head Office was reported in the U.K. media to have burned down and news sites hacked in early 2015.

2015 to 2017[edit | edit source]

Re invented The International Press and Media Group's publications moved away from controversial politics and law to art, business, culture and positivity. Publications such as IPMG News and "IPMG Africa" soon became associated with good news and artistic flare. Daily newspapers started to publish "Combatting Prejudice" highlighting positive stories in topics shown in negative coverage by other mainstream media.

The International Press and Media Group's code of Ethics "Al-Said Code" was adopted by many Global News Corporations including Qatar based Al Jazeera.[5][6]

The International Press and Media Group started work with Russia Today in order to produce documentaries, interviews and news content world wide in a variety of languages.

Post 2017[edit | edit source]

The Global Chief Executive officer stepped down due to poor health and became Group CFO, a position also resigned in the first half of 2017.

The Group was taken over by royalty from Oman and UAE including: The Sultan of Oman Qaboos bin Said Al Said, The Emir of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, The Sheikh of Oman Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman al-Said and the Sheikha of Oman S.A. al-Said.[7][8]

The Group purchased Al-Sahawat Times from the Oman Media Group in January 2017. [9][10][11]

The company was split into multiple subsidiaries in the U.K. South Africa, UAE and Oman with offices opened across the globe in Europe, The Americas, Africa, Middle East, South Asia, East Asia and Australia.[12]

The International Press and Media Group LTD The International Press and Media Group LLC The International Press and Media Group PTY IPMG News LLC IPMG News PTY IPMG Africa PTY Al-Sahawat Times PTY Al-Sahawat Times LLC Al-Sahawat Times inc

Became the main subsidiaries of the group.

Shares for the group reaches a peak of $589.58 in July 2017. valuing the group at $5.9 billion USD.[13]

Publications[edit | edit source]

IPMG, published Newspapers, Magazines, Books, Journals, Research and Academic Papers.[14]

IPMG, broadcasts News Broadcasts, Documentaries, Public Service announcements, Advertisements.[15]

IPMG, offers Public Relations and Corporate consultancy services.[16]

IPMG Technologies[edit | edit source]

In 2017, IPMG opened the subsidiary IPMG Technologies.

The focus of the tech-arm of the group appeared to be focused on News and Media technologies, in particular readership verification, analytics and artificial intelligence.[17]

Ask TUKI® was arguably the most successful technology project of 2017.[18] The questions and answer forum meets virtual assistant utilised artificial intelligence, expert human in put and peer to peer information sharing to integrate into operating systems, websites and applications.[19][20]

Ethics & Charity[edit | edit source]

IPMG's publications follow a very strict code of ethics[21] working closely with numerous charities[22] around the world and operating a second chance program[23] offering training, healthcare, education, housing and work to those in need.[24][25][26]

IPMG also run a year round collection of clothing, food and survival equipment for the homeless.[27]

Chief Executive Officer[edit | edit source]

Sheikh Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman al-Said[28][29]

Notible Boardmembers and Shareholders[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Corporate Governance | Al-Sahawat Times". Al-Sahawat Times. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Publications". theinternational.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  3. "The International | IPMG News". theinternational.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  4. "THE INTERNATIONAL (PRESS & MEDIA GROUP) LTD - Officers (free information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  5. "Code of Ethics | Al-Sahawat Times". Al-Sahawat Times. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  6. "Code of Ethics | IPMG NEWS | Insight you need - Coverage you trust". IPMG NEWS | Insight you need - Coverage you trust. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  7. "THE INTERNATIONAL (PRESS & MEDIA GROUP) LTD - Officers (free information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  8. "Persons with significant control". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  9. "Al-Sahawat Times | Sheikh. Dr. Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman Al-Said". Copyright Register ©. 2017-04-22. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  10. "Narconon UK and Al Sahawat Times team up to save lives in UK, Oman and UAE". Narconon United Kingdom. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  11. "Al-Sahawat Times | Sheikh. Dr. Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman Al-Said - Copyright Register ©". Copyright Register ©. 2017-04-22. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  12. "Corporate Governance | Al-Sahawat Times". Al-Sahawat Times. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  13. "Shares | Al-Sahawat Times". Al-Sahawat Times. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
  14. "Publications – IPMG®". Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  15. "Publications – IPMG®". Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  16. "Services – IPMG®". www.theinternational.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  17. "SIRI vs ALEXA vs BIXBY vs ASK TUKI vs CORTANA vs GOOGLE NOW the battle of the virtual assistants | IPMG NEWS | Insight you need - Coverage you trust". IPMG NEWS | Insight you need - Coverage you trust. 2017-02-18. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  18. "Services – IPMG®". www.theinternational.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  19. "SIRI vs ALEXA vs BIXBY vs ASK TUKI vs CORTANA vs GOOGLE NOW the battle of the virtual assistants | IPMG NEWS | Insight you need - Coverage you trust". IPMG NEWS | Insight you need - Coverage you trust. 2017-02-18. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  20. "Tuki's Questions | Al-Sahawat Times". Al-Sahawat Times. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  21. "Code of Ethics | Al-Sahawat Times". Al-Sahawat Times. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  22. "Narconon UK and Al Sahawat Times team up to save lives in UK, Oman and UAE". Narconon United Kingdom. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  23. "Corporate – IPMG®". www.theinternational.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  24. "The Vialucci Podcast by The Vialucci Podcast on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  25. "The Vialucci Podcast by The Vialucci Podcast on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  26. #8 Sheikh Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman Al-Said, retrieved 2017-12-23
  27. "Corporate – IPMG®". www.theinternational.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  28. "THE INTERNATIONAL (PRESS & MEDIA GROUP) LTD - Officers (free information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  29. "The International Press and Media Group | Dr Shamsaldin Qais Sulayman Al-Said - Copyright Register ©". Copyright Register ©. 2012-09-17. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  30. "Persons with significant control". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  31. "Persons with significant control". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  32. "Persons with significant control". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  33. "Persons with significant control". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-02-10.


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