Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sheikh is a columnist in Bahrain’s Akhbar Al Khaleej newspaper and part-time teacher at the University of Bahrain.
He has presented specialized courses in media, crisis management, media marketing and others, in addition to the many political, Media and educational lectures offered to Bahraini schools students. Dr. Al-Sheikh has gained journalistic and media expertise in news writing, investigations, interviews and other media and press skills since joining the journalistic field in 1999.
He was appointed Media Specialist at the Ministry of Education in December 2006 and member on the delegation of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the UNESCO General Conference for the Ministers of Education and Science in Paris in October, 2007 and accompanied the Minister of Education to that conference. He also represented the delegation of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the World Youth Forum organized by the UNESCO in its headquarters in Paris in October 2007. Al Sheikh holds a Doctorate Degree in political communication from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom (2012), a Master’s in cultural communication and media studies in 2006 from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Bahrain. He had also engaged in intensive study programs and English language skills (2004-2005) at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Dr Al Sheikh took part in writing part of an English book, recently published by Professor Barry Gunter and Roger Dixon entitled: “News of the Media in the Arab World: a study of ten Arab and Islamic countries”. Dr Al Sheikh was hosted by many TV and radio programs in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and was chosen in October 2007 by the UNESCO and Al Jazeera Satellite Network to attend an advanced workshop on media and communications technology, under the supervision of Al Jazeera’s Center for Training and Development, attended by a group of media professionals from the Gulf region. He also took part in numerous media-related conferences and workshops in both Arabic and English, inside and outside Bahrain.