His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, stressed the importance of the press in enriching people's lives with knowledge and awareness.
He said: “The press, with its influence on directing public opinion, has a great responsibility in stimulating energies to participate in making the present and the future.”
His Highness reiterated that the press is a supportive element for all issues of society, for its distinguished role in stimulating the spirit of work and adopting visions that keep pace with the times and meet its requirements.
His Highness stressed that the world under the current circumstances with the outbreak of the Corona pandemic is in dire need of the responsible word that creates hope and reassures peace in the soul. He said: "It is with hope and action that humankind can overcome all challenges."
His Highness praised the pioneering role played by the press and media men in the Kingdom of Bahrain in particular and the whole world in general in raising awareness and supporting the efforts of medical and nursing cadres in addressing this pandemic, which reflects the value and impact of the noble mission of the profession of journalism.
His Highness said that the wide range of freedom and excellence achieved in the Bahraini press came thanks to the vision of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the country, may God protect and preserve him, who is keen to promote freedom of the press and media and encourage them in a way that supports the development and development efforts witnessed in the Kingdom of Bahrain under His Majesty's wise leadership.
In a message he addressed to the world on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, which falls next Sunday, and this year will be held under the slogan: “The press without fear or favoritism.” This year’s celebration is gaining special significance, in light of the current conditions created by the pandemic “Corona” »Which presented great challenges at the global level.
His Highness pointed out that this pandemic and cruel human experience created a new reality on the comprehensive human level, and also created a level of experience that will have a profound impact on the future enrichment of life in various types of knowledge and lifestyles ».