In the framework of its preparations for third round of the election and in cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Shura Council, the Bahrain Institute for Political Development (BIPD) organizes a workshop entitled "the Parliamentary Media" over three days starting today (Sunday).
This workshop is presented by the Dean of the School of International Studies at the University of Jordan, Dr. Mohammed Hamdan Al Masalha.
The workshop aims to prepare local media cadres able to carry out the parliamentary mission and to present the message to the general public in a highly professional and responsible manner.
Dr. Issa Al-Khayat, Executive Director of the Bahrain Institute for Political Development, said that this workshop is held within the keenness of the Institute on exercising its role in the preparation and training of national media cadres to enable them to keep up with the political movement and bring about a big leap in the practice of democracy taking place in the Kingdom of Bahrain since the launch of the reform project by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain.
Dr. Khayat added that this workshop will allow the participants to have access to modern and professional ways of dealing with parliamentary news as per highly professional rules in order to build a reciprocal relationship between the Parliament and the citizens that allows the representatives to be fully informed of the issues and problems facing the voters.
At the same time, he said, this standard of information will contribute to making the citizens aware of the media issues in the Kingdom of Bahrain and of the opinions of their representatives.
Dr. Khayat added that the workshop includes a number of key themes such as the role of the media in the public positions, media and democracy, the characteristics of old and modern media, relationship between media and the parliament, media’s view of the parliamentary institution, the parliament view of the media, how to conduct interviews with parliamentary figures, the legal aspects of parliamentary action, the parliamentary press, modern communication technology and electronic media, the Internet and parliamentary work.
It is worth mentioning that the workshop is intended for those working in the various information establishments as invitations were sent to the members information institutions concerned with parliamentary affairs, to the staff of the Public Relations and Information of the Shura Council and the Parliament and to media specialists concerned with parliamentary affairs.