Bahrain Media

Bahrain Media Last updated on Wednesday 14th April 2010

Bahrain has the following national newspapers; Al-Ayam , a leading daily Arabic newspaper, ::I the leading daily English newspaper, and The Gulf Daily News an excellent source of information for events in hotels, restaurants, shops etc.

There is a large selection of international publications: Time, Newsweek, The Economist, the International Herald Tribune in addition to British, French and German newspapers and magazines. Foreign newspapers and magazines are generally available a day or two after publication.

Radio Bahrain is on the air 24 hours on several FM and MW frequencies.

Bahrain's English TV is Channel 55, which is on the air daily from 5 or 6 to midnight. After midnight it broadcasts CNN until the resumption of transmission the following day. Bahrain TV also broadcasts BBC World Service TV 24 hours on a local UHF frequency.

According the 1994 estimations there were 130 newspapers, 556 radios, 420 TV sets and 248 main telephone lines per 1000 people.

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