Bahrain slams foreign media lies
Manama, May 14, 2011
False and biased coverage by foreign media is portraying a wrong image of Bahrain with TV channels, newspapers and Internet news sites making the country look like a war zone, said the Bahrain Recruiters Society.
Despite the situation being totally stable and normal, some workers who left Bahrain during the unrest are sceptical about returning now because of the false coverage, it said.
These reports are making job-seekers think twice before taking up employment here, remarked society president Fareed Al Mahmeed.
"This is affecting newcomers to work in the country, who unfortunately believe such reports."
Al Mahmeed said during February and March several expatriate workers, mostly employed in hotels, left the country.
"There are some workers, who want to return despite finding jobs in their home countries and newly-hired who want to take up employment in Bahrain," said Al Mahmeed.
"But it's natural for a worker to reconsider his decision with these biased reports on television about Bahrain. This portrays a bad picture to people outside the country," he added.
Separately, society members also met Philippines Ambassador Corazon Yap-Bahjin who assured them that a temporary ban on Filipino job-seekers coming to Bahrain will be lifted by June 1.-TradeArabia News Service