MUSCAT — Dr Abdulmunim bin Mansour al Hasani, Minister of Information, yesterday opened a workshop on the consultancy study for the Sultanate's needs and assess its requirements in the field of public awareness. Dr Obaid bin Said al Shaqsi, Head of Media Department, said that the study comes to assess how far the media message keeps pace with the development and changes witnessed by the Omani society.
He added that the study falls into two parts that will include analysis and evaluation of the media content in the field of awareness, which was provided by the different governmental institutions and the second a surveystudy using the samples that includes all governorates in the Sultanate. He pointed out that the elements that will contribute to the success of the study include use of modern technology in collecting data and discussing the potential of using e-forms, in addition to using devices designed for census with the Supreme Council for Planning (SCP) and the Information Technology Authority (ITA) with collaboration of various governmental agencies to facilitate the team's work.
The workshop is part of the consultancy study project implemented by the Ministry of Information, in collaboration with SQU to identify the needs of the Sultanate and its requirements in the field of public awareness. The workshop started last April and will continues for one year.