Committee to Support the Press Receives Complaints
The President of the Journalists’ Association Isa al-Shaiji presided
over the first meeting for the Committee to Support the Bahraini
Press, since its establishment in May 2010. The Committee is concerned
with the defence of the freedom of press, dissemination of the culture
of press freedom and accountability inside the press and the media.
It also aims at spreading social awareness regarding the importance
of the media and its role in developing a democratic society, and
campaigning for the right of the media and press to access and publish
information. A sub-committee has been established to deal with complaints
from all citizens and institutions, in order to mediate in solving
problems that might occur between the media and society. The mission
of the Committee is limited to Bahraini citizens’ complaints regarding
journalists’ professional performance.