Bahrain to Get Media Council

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A screenshot from the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, which advised Bahrain create an "independent high media council." (Credit:, screenshot)

Bahrain will soon have an “independent high media council,” Gulf News reported.

Bahrain’s Independent Commission of Inquiry advised the creation of the council last November after Bahrain’s king called for a review of “the events that hit Bahrain in February and March 2011,” like protests.

The full results of the review can be found here.

The council “will provide advice on media draft laws, monitor all media for possible incitement to rights violations and look into complaints against the media,” according to Gulf News.

Bahrain News Agency reported that the council is “the first of its kind in the Gulf region.”

We wrote when the Bahrain Journalists Association published its code of ethics Jan. 20.

We have written to the Bahrain Journalists Association for more information and will update with any response.

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