Bahraini Views: Celebrating inspirational Bahrainis

4 Oct, '09

Over the last few months I’ve been developing a concept to showcase the various successes Bahrainis have achieved. I wanted to specifically feature “unnamed” Bahrainis so that they would have credibility and might be more ready and touchable role models for a lot of aspiring compatriots. I say this and give all due respect to “named” Bahrainis of course, those must be included in the future as their contribution is certainly worth highlighting too.

We’ve done a lot of research on who should be featured, what metrics to use to qualify them and what age group we should include and whom to target. All very difficult things indeed to grapple with, and the last thing we want to do is go political. My idea essentially is to provide an inspiration for people to emulate and hopefully achieve success on their own.

Eight “episodes” have been created out of the 26 we have been contracted to do. We have a lot more names to consider to include in the initiative; however, we would really welcome your suggestions and nominations.

The episodes will start airing on Bahrain TV’s main Arabic and English channels from today. I am told that they will air immediately before the main news programs at 3PM, 8PM, 12 midnight on the Arabic channel and I think 7PM and 11PM on Bahrain Channel 55. The release schedule is two episodes per week, which means we have to go into overdrive to identify, interview and film many more candidates!

I hope you too find these features inspirational. Stay tuned.

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  1. Shaker N Cutty says:

    Nice one! I don’t watch Local Television; do hope you put it all up on Youtube. Cheers.

  2. Hani says:

    Mahmood,

    Absolutely fantastic! The set, the editing and mostly the personality and story are all gripping!

    Brilliantly well done. More more MORE!

  3. coolred38 says:

    Excellent idea. Im sure bahrainis would feel a deep sense of pride to be able to see fellow bahrainis showcased in such a fashion. I hope you put it on youtube as well.

    btw if you need a good model for young people to emulate I suggest Maryam al Sherooqi…faced with a career in tatters…a fine of over BD250,000 and a prison sentence…she is still standing her ground and remaining firm in her decision to not back down and apologize for merely telling the truth.

    • mahmood says:

      Thanks coolred. She’s on the list! I’m concentrating more on the economic scene at the moment with the other sectors will be featured soon.

  4. bahraini4eva says:

    mahmood,
    i think that this show which you have created is very interesting, gripping, and exciting. it brings a lot of hope, optimism and pride to bahrainis that get to see their own kind making huge accomplishments and turning into admirable success stories. have you thought about getting sponsors for the show? if so, how does one get on the boat and support such a magnificent program?

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