Majlis to host information minister

MUSCAT: Majlis Ash’shura will host Dr Abdulmunim bin Mansour al Hasani, Minister of Information, during its regular sessions on April 29 and 30 to discuss the ministry statement. Shaikh Ali bin Nasser al Mahrouqi, Secretary-General of Majlis Ash’shura, said that the statement will focus on seven themes. The first theme will cover the status of the Omani media in terms of visions, aims, implementation mechanisms, challenges and aspirations. While the second theme will cover the ministry’s policies towards e-media, the third theme will highlight the training and rehabilitation of national cadres in 2017 and 2018. The fourth theme will cover the role of Oman News Agency (ONA), Oman Establishment for Press, Publication and Advertising in implementing the media policy. The sixth theme will highlight the private investments in media. The seventh and last theme will focus on the role of the ministry in supporting civil society organisations. — ONA