Manama, May 3 (BNA) The Speaker of the Shura Council Ali bin Saleh Al-Saleh affirmed that the comprehensive development process led by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa strengthened the foundations and principles of freedom of opinion and expression, and paved the way. The way for the local press to contribute in various areas of development effectively and positively.
He also praised the wise visions of His Majesty the King, which made freedom of the press an integral part of the march of the democratic Kingdom, which is full of achievements and successes.
The Speaker of the Shura Council expressed his pride in the main message sent by His Majesty the King on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, which falls on May 3, noting that the message contained comprehensive noble visions and aspirations towards the press and national media, which would enable this. On the condition that they continue to play their role in supporting the Kingdom’s progressive march under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad.
He added that the national press, in its free and responsible role, is an essential partner in highlighting the outstanding achievements made thanks to the continuous efforts of the government under the leadership of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister. .
He praised the outstanding performance of the national press, and the efforts made by the Ministry of Information Affairs, journalists, media professionals and columnists to enhance the role of the press and confirm its enlightening role in spreading social awareness and giving priority to higher national interests through a responsible speech and a constructive media message.
In a statement on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2022 under the title “Journalism Under Digital Siege”, Al-Saleh praised the advanced media initiatives and programs adopted by local newspapers, and their keenness to take advantage of digital means to support journalistic work, noting that the success of local newspapers in meeting the requirements of technological and digital development It reflects the efficiency and creativity of Bahraini press and media workers.
He expressed his pride in the Bahraini press and the national responsibilities it bears, praising its permanent support for the work of the legislative authority.