In process of being implemented
The Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain - Information Affairs Authority accepted the suggestions made by the independent French media experts on this recommendation. Please see the Plan Commission of Public Information to consider how to implement it.
The most prominent proposals include:
-The proposal on decreasing the control and on financing programmes to increase the number of participation from all political factions.
Of the most important key points of the plan, a new higher media council will be established to be independent from the government, to monitor the context of the media, following the French and Moroccan model.
The council will be entrusted with the responsibility of guaranteeing respect for the diversity of opinion in the audio-visual media, especially the political programmes.
The experts come from the World Association of IMCA, which is known for its media consultations, headed by Mr. Pascal Joseph, who is the manager and a well-experienced organiser. He had occupied a number of senior positions such as Deputy CEO and Director of Programmes at the French national TV channel, TF1, and French TV and Radio.
He will be assisted by Mr. Didier Saboh, former deputy director of the French Ministry of Communications and the Secretary General of France Television. The team will include experts in the field of new digital technologies, broadcasting, audience measurement and analysis.
The IMCA has helped many countries in their transition stages and openness in the media. And in particular, the IMCA worked with 11 governments of Central and Eastern Europe to reform their laws and administrative plans to bring them into line with the best international standards, which was considered a prerequisite for the accession of these countries to the European Union.