A five-year plan for media and communications was tabled by the Minister of State for Information Affairs Authoity, Sameer Rajab before the cabinet at its weekly meeting. She told the Bahrain News Agency, after the press briefing on the cabinet that a review of journalists’ wages would be part of the agenda. The five year plan (2013 - 2018) focused on three major areas.
One of the core areas of the strategic plan is making the media sector self financing, the minister said. The sector, according to the minister, was to be turned into an investment avenue.
Implementing a comprehensive rehabilitation of the media and communications sector, developing it to promote national unity and reform, emphasis on security and stability, as well as the spirit of harmony, tolerance resulting in spreading communal harmony was the first point.
Introduction of reform project and bringing the achievements of the government to the grassroots was the second. The modernisation and sustainable development of public opinion at both national and international levels, through the media formed part of it, she said.
She said that the strategy had 45 initiatives and programmes, that would taken up by the ministerial committee for review, she added.