Muscat— The Government Communication
Centre organized its 6th regular meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel,
Muscat under the theme “Media Relations between Government Units
and Media Institutions” in the presence of Sheikh Al Fadhl bin
Mohammed al-Harthy, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers,
Dr. Abdul Mon’em bin Mansoor al-Hassani, Minister of Information and
Dr. Abdullah bin Nasser al-Harrasi, Chairman of the Public Authority for
Radio and Television (PART) as a keynote speaker.
The 6th edition of the meeting witnessed a wide participation
that reflected the interest and keenness of various media means and
government agencies to improve and develop these relations according
to a common vision.
The meeting, which brought together newspaper Editors-in-
Chief and directors of private media institutions with officials of the
media departments in the government units, addressed the nature and
status of the relations between the various media means and
government units and ways to strengthen these relations according to
the best practices, as well as ways to bridge the gap between these
bodies and to build a system of clear participatory relations that
upgrade the media system in the Sultanate in general.
The meeting also tackled the challenges of relations in dealing
with the two sides, how to develop joint action and enhance the roles of
all parties with a common vision.
Dr. Abdullah bin Nasser al-Harrasi, PART Chairman reviewed
the experience of PART in this aspect and how it managed its media
relationship with various government institutions, touching on the
tropical condition (Mekunu) as a model in the good management of this
Lama bint Mushtaq al-Saleh, a specialist in the field of public
relations, dealt with local and international best practices in the
management of media relations in light of the changes and
developments in the media arena in its modern component (electronic
During the meeting, the Government Communication Centre
also reviewed the results of its survey on the challenges of relations
between government units and media institutions.
At the end of the meeting, a number of recommendations,
opportunities and areas of development were presented that could
contribute to enhancing relations between the two parties.
Source: Oman News Agency