Homs is set to get a new radio ststion, after an international media workshop took place in the city.
The workshop was organised by British media organisation, the Press Association. The PA is Britain’s official news agency, but organised a conference in the central Syrian city to discuss the rights and responsibilities of media outlets.
It’s an attempt to develop Syria’s state-owned media. Recently, a private investor announced he was to set up Syria’s first private TV channel.
After the gathering, Homs governor Muhammad Iyad Ghazal said that the new station was part of the government’s widely anticipated ‘administrative reform’, and that the radio station would be run by journalists free of government interference. It’ll all take place under the watchful eye of the PA.