The Ministry of Information Affairs has launched
the professional media training programme for Bahraini undergraduate
students and alumni of national universities in partnership with Tamkeen.
The programme follows the agreement signed in April by Information Affairs
Minister Ali bin Mohammed Al Romaihi and the Chairman of Tamkeen’s
Board of Directors, Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa.
100 young media aspirants were carefully selected by a specialized
arbitration panel from among 500 applicants who were already in possession
of basic media knowledge, skills and work ethics. The applications have been
thoroughly assessed, and the applicants were interviewed in person.
The 9‑month training course which began on Sunday comprises 3 months of
theoretical course and 6 months practical hands‑on coaching to discover
young media talents and to qualify and prepare them to join the labour
market in the private and public sectors in various specializations.
The trainees will be taught the various arts and techniques of the media, as
per the new national media identity, latest technological and scientific
methods of production, photography, montage, sound engineering, graphic
design, presentation and compilation for TV, practical training and experience
in Bahrain Television (BTV) studios, in collaboration with national and
international media expertise firms.
The ministry expressed its gratitude and appreciation to Tamkeen (i.e. the
national labour development fund) for cooperation on the implementation of
this ambitious training course, and the provision of opportunity for young
The media training programme aims to increase the trainees’ professional
and vocational capabilities and to quality them to join the labour market in line
with the national project aimed to boost the media and communication sector
in the prosperous era of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.