Information ministry’s media workshop ends


Muscat: The training programme “Media Departments in Government Institutions: Challenges and Aspirations” concluded on Thursday in Muscat.
Dr Mohamed Najeeb al Sarayreh said that the survey conducted by the Ministry of Information, in collaboration with the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) seeks to highlight knowledge needs of the Omani citizens in connection with outreach programmes.
He said the study provides information about issues that can be directed to the public according to different age groups. He pointed out that most fundamental issues addressed by the awareness programme are education and health issues.
The second and final day included two sessions. The first session entitled “Relationship of Government Media Departments with the Media”. The second session themed “Social Media Management”.
Several working papers were also presented during the two sessions on various media aspects at government institutions, as well as media role during various types of crises. — ONA