5/14/2013

Minister of State for Information Affairs explores furthering of media cooperation and exchanging of news with the Associated Press

Manama: May 14 -- (BNA)-- The Minister of State for Information Affairs and Government's Official Spokesperson, Her Excellency Mrs. Samira Ibrahim bin Rajab, explored ways and means for boosting media cooperation and exchanging of news with the US-based Associated Press (AP), to promote the mission of the Bahraini media and keep abreast of latest developments of the media and IT and communications technology.
The Minister of State for Information Affairs received in her office the Information Affairs Authority (IAA)'s Director for Operations, Mr. Jassim Hassan, and the AP's Business Development Director , Mr. Kamal Jum'a; and explored scopes for bilateral cooperation in the area of news, technical and technological training, exchanging of expertise pertaining to videographic arts, audio-visual transmission and the exchanging of news service via modern communications and multimedia.

The Minister stated that the IAA, represented by the Bahrain News Agency (BNA) and the News Department seek to benefit from the expertise of the Associated Press as one of the most prestigious international news agencies that was founded in May 1848AD which is well-known for its pioneering service in political, economic and sports news , multi-lingual radio and TV broadcast and advanced programs up to the latest contemporary developments in the realm of technology and business management.

The Minister emphasized that international news agencies assume a considerable responsibility in communicating the whole truth through accuracy, subjectivism, balance showcasing of variety news and reports, professional coverage of events and functions, and putting rumors and unethical immorality on novel mass media to an end specifically on social media networks.(IY)