Council of Representatives Speaker Fawziya bint Abdulla Zainal received parliamentary journalists and reporters working in local newspapers, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) and Bahrain TV. Council of Representatives Security-General Rashid bin Mohammed Bounejma. The Speaker stressed keenness on building bridges of communication between the Council of Representatives and media institutions.

She stressed the crucial responsible role of the national press and media as essential partners with the legislative branch of government and all other state entities, describing freedom of expression as right and duty, enshrined in the National Action Charter, which was initiated by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa.

She commended the role of parliamentary reporters in covering the meetings and sessions of the Council of Representatives and lawmakers and building bridges with people and public opinion. The Speaker heard the comments and proposals of journalists, pledging to take them into account in supporting responsible media work. Journalists and media reporters thanked the Council of Representatives Speaker for her keenness on building bridges of communication and cooperation with the press and media community.