Media landscape



Print press (daily newspapers)

Name:              Akhbar al-Khaleej (Gulf News)
Address:           POB 5300, Isa Town, Manama, Bahrain
Tel.:                  +973-17-620111
Fax:                  +973-17-621566
Internet:            www.aaknews.com
Email:               info@akhbar-alkhaleej.com
Language:         Arabic
Type:                morning daily
Publisher:          Dar Akhbar al Khaleej Printing & Publishing House WLL
Founded:          1976

 
Name:              Al-Ayam (The Days)
Address:           POB 3232, al-Jufair, Manama, Bahrain
Tel.:                  +973-17-727111
Fax:                  +973-17-729009
Internet:            www.alayam.com
Email:               biz@alayam.com ; alayam@batelco.com.bh
Language:         Arabic
Type:                morning daily
Publisher:         Al-Ayam Publishing Group; Al-Ayam Establishment for Press and Publications
Founded:          1989


Name:              Bahrain Tribune
Address:           POB 11480, Manama, Bahrain
Tel.:                  +973-17-566800
Fax:                  +973-17-582385
Internet:            www.bahraintribune.com
Email:               tribune@batelco.com.bh
Language:         English
Type:                morning daily
Publisher:          Al-Ayam Publishing Group
Founded:          1997


Name:              Gulf Daily News
Address:           POB 5300
Tel.:                  +973-17-620222
Fax:                  +973-17-622141
Internet:            www.gulf-daily-news.com
Email:               gdn1@batelco.com.bh
Language:         English
Type:                morning daily
Publisher:          Al-Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group
Founded:          1978

 
Name:              Al-Meethaq (The Convenant)
Address:           POB 15200, Toubli, Bahrain
Tel.:                  +973-17-877777
Fax:                  +973-17-784118
Internet:            www.almeethaq.net
Email:               almeethaq@batelco.com.bh
Language:         Arabic
Type:                morning daily
Publisher:         Dar al-Meethaq for Press and Publication; Al-Meethaq Media and Publishing House
Founded:          2004
 

Name:              Al-Waqt (The Time)
Address:           POB 37744, bld. 576, Rd. 3410, Block 934, West Riffa, Bahrain
Tel.:                  +973-17-488444
Fax:                  +973-17-488411
Internet:            www.alwaqt.com
Email:               news@alwaqt.net
Language:         Arabic
Type:                morning daily
Publisher:          Dar al-Waqt for Information; Time Media House
Founded:          2006
Notes:              independent

 

Name:              Al-Wasat
Address:           POB 31110, Manama, Bahrain
Tel.:                  +973-17-596999
Fax:                  +973-17-596900
Internet:            www.alwasatnews.com
Email:               news@alwasatnews.com ; letters@alwasatnews.com
Language:         Arabic
Type:                morning daily
Publisher:          Dar al-Wasat for Publishing and Distribution Co.
Founded:          2002

 

Name:              Al-Watan (The Homeland)
Address:           POB 38801, Al-Rifa’a, Bahrain
Tel.:                  +973-17-496666
Fax:                  +973-17-496678
Internet:            www.alwatannews.net
Email:               alwatan@alwatannews.net
Language:         Arabic
Type:                morning daily
Publisher:          Al-Watan for Publishing and Distribution Co.
Founded:          2005

 

Print press (weeklies)

Name:              al-Adhwaa’ (The Lights)
Address:           POB 250, Old Exhibition Road, Manama, Bahrain
Tel.:                  +973-17-290942
Fax:                  +973-17-293166
Internet:            n/a
Email:               n/a
Language:         Arabic
Type:                weekly
Publisher:          Arab Printing and Publishing House
Founded:          1965

 

Name:              al-Bahrain al-Thaqafiyya
Address:           POB 2199, Manama, Bahrain
Tel.:                  +973-17-290210
Fax:                  +973-17-292678
Internet:            www.moi.gov.bh
Email:               aqaqeel@batelco.com.bh
Language:         Arabic
Type:                weekly
Publisher:          Ministry of Information, Bahrain

 

Name:              Huna al-Bahrain
Address:           POB 26005, Isa Town, Bahrain
Tel.:                  +973-17-683986
Fax:                  +973-17-686000
Internet:            www.moi.gov.bh
Email:               bahrainmag@batelco.com.bh
Language:         Arabic
Type:                weekly
Publisher:          Ministry of Information, Bahrain
Founded:          1957

 

Name:              Sada al-Usboua
Address:           POB 549, Manama, Bahrain
Tel.:                  +973-17-291234
Fax:                  +973-17-290507
Internet:            www.sadaalesbua.com  (not found)
Email:               sadaalesbua@batelco.com.bh
Language:         Arabic
Type:                weekly
Publisher:          Ali Abdullah Sayyar
Founded:          1969

 

Name:              al-Mawakif
Address:           POB 1083, Manama, Bahrain
Tel.:                  +973-17-231231
Fax:                  +973-17-271720
Internet:            n/a
Email:               mwmradhi@batelco.com.bh
Language:         Arabic
Type:                weekly, distributed throughout GCC
Publisher:          Al Mawakif Publishing Company
Founded:          1973

 

Name:              al-Ahad
Address:           POB 33334, Isa Town, Bahrain
Tel.:                  +973-17-786111
Fax:                  +973-17-786343
Internet:            www.alahad.info  (under construction)
Email:               alahad@alahad.info
Language:         Arabic
Type:                weekly, independent
Publisher:          Alahad Co.
Founded:          2003

 

Audiovisual media (radio and television)

Name:              Bahrain Television (Bahrain Radio and Television Corporation)
Address:           POB 1075, Manama, Bahrain
Tel.:                  +973-17-781888
Fax:                  +973-17-681544
Internet:            www.bahraintv.com
Email:               ceobrtc@batelco.com.bh
Language:         Arabic and English
Type:                public organization, independent by Amiri decree 1993
Founded:          1971
Channels:          operates 5 terrestrial channels and 1 satellite channel
Director:           H. al-Umran

 

Name:              Radio Bahrain (Bahrain Radio and Television Corporation)
Address:           POB 702, Manama, Bahrain
Tel.:                  +973-17-686000
Fax:                  +973-17-681544
Internet:            www.bahraintv.com
Email:               ceobrtc@batelco.com.bh
Language:         Arabic and English
Type:                public organization, independent by Amiri decree 1993
Founded:          1955
Channels:          FM 93.3
Director:           Abd al-Rahman Abdullah

Address:           POB 702, Manama
Tel.:                  +973-17-871585
Fax:                  +973-17-780911
Internet:           
www.radiobahrain.fm
Email:              
skhalid@bahrainradio.com
Language:         English
Type:                public organization, independent by Amiri decree 1993
Founded:          1977
Channels:          FM 96.5 and 101, AM 1584
Director:           Salah Khalid

 

Name:              Sawt al-Ghad
Address:           Al Moayed Tower 3901, Manama, Bahrain
Tel.:                  +973-17-564410
Fax:                  n/a
Internet:            www.sawtelghad.com
Email:               info@sawtelghad.com
Language:         Arabic
Type:                Delmon Media
Founded:          2005
Channels:          FM 94.8
Director:           Wadih Abou Jaoude

Newsagencies

Name:              Bahrain News Agency
Address:           POB 572, Manama, Bahrain
Tel.:                  +973-17-687007
Fax:                  +973-17-687008
Internet:            www.bna.bh
Email:               bna@brtc.gov.bh
Language:         Arabic and English
Type:                government news agency
Founded:          2001
Notes:              replaced Gulf News Agency as national news agency

 

Name:              Gulf News Agency
Address:           POB 5421, Manama, Bahrain
Tel.:                  +973-17-689044
Fax:                  +973-17-683825
Internet:            www.bna.bh
Email:               brtcnews@batelco.com.bh
Language:         Arabic and English
Type:                government news agency
Founded:          1978
Notes:              was replaced by Bahrain News Agency as national news agency

 

Online media

http://www.bahrainonline.org/
http://www.arabji.com/Bahrain/

 

Press Association

Name:              Bahrain Journalists’ Association
Address:           240 Rd. 3203, Manama 332, Bahrain
Tel.:                  +973-17-723388
Fax:                  +973-17-725595
Internet:            n/a
Email:               bja@batelco.com.bh , alshaiji@alayam.com
Founded:          2000
President:         Isa al-Shaiji