His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today hailed Bahraini press for its crucial role in serving, society, strengthening the spirit of unity and promoting key national issues.
HM the King was speaking as he received at Al-Safriya Palace Al-Safriya Palace newly-elected Bahrain Journalists Association board led by chairman Mo’aness Al-Murdi.
He congratulated the new-look BJA board, wishing them every success to achieve their objectives and aspirations and promote the press profession in Bahrain.
He stressed the important role of the profession of journalism are important, respect and appreciation in Bahrain, saying that Journalists today are available to them in a climate of openness and freedom of expression and multiple sources for news and reports. HM recalled the pioneers of the Bahraini press who sent pillars across its long history.
For his part, the President of the association expressed gratitude to HM the King for supporting the press movement and in promoting the atmosphere of democracy to serve free speech in the context of professional and national responsibility and social development.
He also underlined the directives of HM King during His Majesty's Chairmanship of the Meeting of the Council of Ministers recently which HM stressed on the national media prominent and proactive role.
This is in addition to HM underscoring the importance of active role of the media both , at home and abroad. The president of the association stressed that the national press is a partner key in media strategy and will work to defend the Kingdom of Bahrain and unite and pens of journalistic side of the letter press in the reunion and reveal the facts and to address the behavior which led some media to discredit the outside of the achievements of the Kingdom of Bahrain.