اخبار البحرين – وطن نيوز
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Parliamentary and press events praised the noble message of the King of the country on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, pointing out that the words of His Majesty are the greatest incentive to achieve further growth in the press sector.
They emphasized that the royal message included appreciation and pride in the role played by the Bahraini press, expressing their hope that the new press law will come to light in a sober way that gives journalists responsible press freedom.
A member of the Board of Directors of Al-Ayyam newspaper, Vice President of the Bahraini Journalists Association, Rashid Al-Hamr, praised the noble message of His Majesty, and affirmed that its rich content is the greatest incentive for journalists to continue work and carry out their national responsibilities to the fullest and to exert their utmost efforts in pushing forward the reform project of the beloved monarch and contributing to the improvement of performance and support Everything that is poured into the kingdom’s renaissance, advancement and development within the framework of a responsible word and a sincere message.
Al-Hamar stressed the continuation of the national press in supporting the Bahrain team led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, as an active partner and highlighting the pioneering Bahraini model in managing the Corona crisis, considering that the royal tribute to the role played by the press is still a medal of honor to be proud of It contains every journalist and media person in the Kingdom.
He expressed his thanks and great appreciation for the concern shown by the Holy King in issuing a modern law for the press that promotes responsible freedoms, achieves the national interest, and promotes electronic media.
He also praised the honorable monarch’s directive to prepare a new and comprehensive draft law to combat hate speech, extremism and contempt of religions, stressing the keenness of the national press to support these directives as part of its great keenness on all national efforts to spread the values of moderation, tolerance, a culture of peace and dialogue between all religions.
Partner in supporting the efforts of the Bahrain Team
For his part, the CEO of the National Contact Center, Yusef Al-Bankhalil, praised the contents of the noble message of His Majesty the King, and said that it carries appreciation and gratitude by considering the practitioners of the profession of journalism as carrying the torches of enlightenment, awareness and intellectual creativity, which enhances the responsible role of workers in this sector to fulfill responsibilities In light of what was stated in the royal message, he affirmed that the beloved monarch was keen to give the press all the constitutional and legal guarantees as an integral part of the comprehensive development process. Bahraini democracy preserved the press sector by providing guarantees for its safe, independent and free work, which contributed to the dedication of work. A national, professional and responsible journalist for the past period.
The CEO of the National Contact Center indicated that the Bahraini press was and still is a partner in supporting the efforts of the Bahrain team led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, may God protect him, especially its role in addressing rumors and inaccurate information during the global spread of the Corona pandemic This contributed to the role of the press in highlighting the patriotic model in managing the challenge and spreading reassurance to citizens and residents.
The second deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Representative Ali Zayed, considered that the draft of a new law to combat hate speech, extremism and contempt of religion, which His Majesty the King directed to achieve the public benefit and consolidate security, peace and sustainable development, and stresses the importance of the media and the press in spreading the truthful word and correct information and preventing misuse of the media and information Internet networks, social media, and open spaces to spread rumors or incitement to extremism or violence and terrorism, and to control the media and information chaos in line with the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the teachings of the true religion and all human values.
Word memorization and professional coverage
Representative Hamad Al-Kooheji affirmed that the Bahraini press has a long history of working professionally and professionally and works with all responsibility in conveying the truth and highlighting the progress and development that Bahrain has achieved in all areas and is working on rooting and confirming national constants and adhering to the unity of the national ranks, pointing out that the national press participated in all. Responsibility within the national efforts to confront the Coronavirus.
He said that the national press represents an important partner for the legislative authority through follow-up and professional coverage of the work of the House of Representatives, stressing that the House of Representatives will work on the law regulating the press, the new publication to be at a high level of progress and keep pace with recent media changes and the level of aspirations of the press body in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
MP Ammar Ahmad Al-Bannai, Chairman of the Permanent Quality Committee for Human Fields and a member of the Foreign Affairs, Defense and National Security Committee of the House of Representatives, expressed his pride in the effective and honest contribution that the Bahraini press made in serving the nation and highlighting its achievements, praising the honorable Bahraini press that will remain eternal in the nation’s memory, affirming that The high speech of His Majesty the King is an extension of His Majesty’s directives and continuous approach to caring for and supporting the Bahraini media family, and promoting freedom of expression and opinion, praising in this the promotion of freedoms, the achievement of national interest, and the protection of press pens.
Constitutional guarantees to protect journalists
In the same context, Hasan Al-Sitri, a member of the Board of Directors of the Bahraini Journalists Association, appreciated the royal directives for preparing a draft law to combat hate speech, extremism and contempt of religions, in addition to his call for the adoption of an international agreement to criminalize religious, sectarian and racist hate speech in all its forms and forms.
Al-Sitri said: “What makes us proud and proud as journalists is the monarch’s pride in the ancient history of our free and independent press and our responsible national media, and its vital role over more than eight decades in spreading the correct facts and information, and giving priority to the supreme interest of the country and all citizens.”
Hassan Al-Sitri continued: “This pride of His Majesty was the main supporter of our work as journalists. His Majesty’s message included directives to the various executive, legislative and judicial authorities to appreciate the role of journalists, by recalling His Majesty that his reform project emphasized the provision of constitutional and legal guarantees to protect the rights of journalists and media professionals to express Their opinions are safe, independent, and their freedom to seek, receive, and impart various forms of information and ideas without restrictions, as it is one of the most important safeguarded rights in our society. ”
In the same regard, the head of the Department of Varieties and Culture at Al-Bilad newspaper, Tariq Al-Bahar, said: “It is certain that the noble royal message favored by His Majesty is in the interest of the honest Bahraini press from all directions, and all rights are guaranteed before the law to continue our work in the press by providing materials that serve our kingdom first and be We are committed to promoting the basic principles of a free press during the era of His Majesty the King and his directives to provide a Bahraini press that serves the people and protects the nation within a civilized start of the process of reform, modernization and comprehensive and sustainable development under the wise leadership of His Majesty, may God preserve him, and with the support of His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Prime Minister ».
Al-Bahar added: “The issuance of a more comprehensive and advanced law for the press and publishing in the Kingdom of Bahrain is a mirror to the development of the Bahraini people, whose media tools have developed in following up news from reliable sources, and it aims to conduct our work with important legal guarantees that facilitate this daily work and present it with national responsibility and compliance. In terms of professional and ethical standards, by investigating credibility and responsibility in expressing opinion through various media and digital platforms, in accordance with general laws and promoting electronic media in particular.
Active partner with the Bahrain team
Deputy Abdullah Al Thawadi affirmed that the contents of His Majesty’s lofty message on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day carried a high appreciation for the national press, who exercise their role in accordance with constitutional and legal guarantees that protect the rights of journalists and media professionals to express their views safely and independently, and their important role in the Coronavirus pandemic as an active partner in the Bahrain team led by its owner His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.
For her part, the journalist in the Gulf News newspaper Asma Abdullah said: “The Bahraini national press plays great roles in various occasions and circumstances, and today, with the spread of the Corona virus, the efforts of the press appear in terms of raising community awareness and contribute mainly to transmitting all the decisions of the Bahrain National Team to address the Corona pandemic until it is transmitted. Kingdom of Bahrain to safety after the end of the pandemic ».
Asmaa added: “Bahrain witnessed during the reign of His Majesty the King the existence of effective and professional media institutions capable of keeping pace with the renaissance in the country. The Bahraini press was able to achieve great growth and unprecedented openness through modern media, as well as the emergence of a distinguished national generation capable of developing its tools and methods in Addressing events and information in order to preserve the gains by using the responsible word to preserve national constants, and the new press law came to add more gains, especially to ensure that a journalist can freely practice his profession without worry and fear of being imprisoned.
For his part, Chairman of the Parliament’s Services Committee, Representative Ahmed Al-Ansari, affirmed that the Bahraini national press is an important partner with the legislative authority and is a key player in the Bahrain team due to its great role in conveying, highlighting and highlighting the comprehensive development process in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Al-Ansari stressed that the Parliament’s Services Committee will study amendments to the law regulating press, printing and publishing, so that the new law comes out with the level of aspirations of workers in this important professional field, in line with the variables of media and journalistic work with developments in electronic media and achieves the national interest.
Effective discussions of modern law
For his part, MP Abdul Razzaq Hattab praised government efforts to support and protect the national press, and freedom of opinion and expression, in fulfillment of the visions and aspirations of His Majesty the King.
Hattab stressed the importance of enabling journalists to fulfill their duty of providing correct and accurate information to the public, and countering misinformation and offensive content, which contributes to strengthening the principle of transparency and achieving progress.
He also stressed the importance of supporting the Bahraini press to fulfill its national and professional role and responsibilities through effective discussions to discuss and discuss a modern and advanced law that supports more guaranteed freedoms in expressing the word.
Deputy Ghazi Al Rahma affirmed that the royal directives confirm the great interest that the wise leadership attaches to consolidating the values of coexistence, tolerance and openness in the Kingdom, and preserving national unity and social harmony, stressing the urgent need for the draft law, which His Majesty the King called to prepare in light of the great challenges presented by the means of communication. Social Affairs and the great ability to spread sectarian, racist and exclusionary speeches against the other, indicating the need to criminalize any acts that offend people’s beliefs, rituals, rituals and religious practices.
MP Ahmed Al-Amer affirmed that the press and the local media are an honorable model in promoting the values of humanity, peaceful and human coexistence, rejecting hatred and fighting extremist speech, and has been able to raise the awareness of the Bahraini citizen of the importance of truthful speech and correct information in achieving public benefit and consolidating security, peace and sustainable development, praising at the same time the invitation of His Majesty The beloved king to approve a draft of a new law to combat hate speech, extremism and contempt for religions, and to approve an international agreement to criminalize religious, sectarian and racist hate speech in all its forms and forms.
A global model for peace and coexistence
A member of the Shura Council, Sheikh Jawad Buhussain, affirmed that the Kingdom of Bahrain has become a leading global model in peace and coexistence among all components, religions and ethnicities, and that preserving this great achievement requires clear and solid legislative pillars, which is what the royal will alerted him to issuing the supreme directive.
He stressed that His Majesty’s directive to prepare a draft law to combat hate speech comes as a continuation of the pioneering initiatives of His Majesty and his permanent directives to consolidate the values of openness and mutual respect and to strengthen national unity and social harmony, stressing the importance of the law that His Majesty directed to him in light of the emerging challenges posed by technological developments and cyberspace.
Representative Yousef Al-Thawadi explained that what was stated in the royal message expresses responsible freedoms and achieves the national interest in a society dominated by the values of justice, equality and equal opportunities among all its components, and promotes electronic media, and keeps pace with our pioneering national achievements in digital transformation and modernization of the information and communication technology infrastructure.
Al-Thawadi stressed that the Kingdom of Bahrain will always and forever remain the homeland of tolerance, a community of coexistence, an oasis of security, safety and stability, pluralism and respect for others, and the authentic humanitarian and civilization approach in the Kingdom of Bahrain under the leadership of His Majesty the King.
For his part, Representative Issa Al-Qadi said that the noble message of His Majesty the King affirms the role of the national press and its role in highlighting the national achievements and the true image of the Kingdom of Bahrain and conveying the facts with all credibility and honesty based on its role in transmitting the image internally and externally, indicating that the national press has a wide range of freedoms in accordance with For the constitution, the National Action Charter, and the unlimited support of the monarch of the country to the national press.