Bahrain draws up plan to tackle media bias
Manama, August 24, 2013
Bahrain’s Information Affairs Ministry has drawn up a plan to confront a number of media channels seeking to tarnish the kingdom’s reputation.
The move is part of a five-year strategic media development plan that gives the country’s interests top priority and also defends its causes.
In a statement to our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej, Minister Sameera Rajab stressed the need for a strong national media to face ideologies advocating terrorism.
She announced a comprehensive development plan to upgrade Bahrain News Agency after 1.6 million people visited its website over the past six months compared with one million during the same period last year.
The plan includes highly advanced equipment and designation of foreign correspondents, sources said, adding co-operation agreements have been signed with German, Spanish and Indian news agencies in addition to the Egyptian Middle East News Agency. – TradeArabia News Service
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