"Game Over" Bahraini Newspapers: War on News Pages Will Fail
Since the statement of Ahdiya Ahmed, head of Bahrain Journalists Association affiliated with the Royal Court, news pages on social media outlets that have Bahraini popularity, Instagram in particular, have been continuously attacked.
BPA: Crackdown on Religious Freedoms Reveals Authority's Harshness in Confronting Society
Bahrain Press Association criticized the crackdown practiced by the Bahraini authorities during the month of Muharram and their tight restrictions on freedom of expression in the country.
How Did Al-Ayyam Poll Irritate Nasser bin Hamad?
Local Bahraini Al-Ayyam newspaper dismissed head of sports department Akil Al-Sayed as well as sports journalist Abdullah Al-Babetin after the newspaper published a poll recording a drop in the national clubs content with the performance of the Ministry of Youth.
Al-Ayyam Newspaper Dismisses Head of Sports Department to Satisfy King’s Angry Son
Within less than 48 hours, the anger of Nasser bin Hamad, the King’s son, led to dismissing the head of the sports department at local Al-Ayyam newspaper, Akil Al-Sayed, and appointing Nasser Mohammad in his place.
Bahrainis and the Shaikh’s Dog
Trying to avoid angering the Shaikhs of the ruling family in Bahrain has become as difficult as walking in a minefield; every time you take a step, you may trigger a mine that would blow up in your face leading to the punishment that you’ll get for irritating a Shaikh.
Amnesty Condemns Targeting Former MP Osama Al-Tamimi, Calls on UK to Interfere
Amnesty International condemned in a statement the continuing government harassment of former Bahraini Member of Parliament Osama Muhana Al-Tamimi. The actions against Al-Tamimi come in a climate of escalated state intimidation aiming to quash free expression.
Journalist Jaafar Al-Jamri's Trial Starts Today
Journalist Jaafar Al-Jamri said that his first court hearings start today (June 11, 2019) over tweets he posted on Twitter.
“Retweet Government” Criminalizes Follow and Retweet
It is ironic that Bahrain, which is known as the “Retweet Island” for being fully obedient to Riyadh and Abu Dhabi’s will, is preventing its citizens from “following” or “retweeting” anti-government accounts and incriminating anyone who follows such accounts or retweets their tweets.
Twitter Slams Bahrain for Criminalizing “Follow” of Opposition Accounts
Twitter criticized the Bahraini Interior Ministry’s announcement criminalizing the “follow” of accounts on its site, stressing that this poses a significant threat to freedom of expression and press.
Bahraini regime Outperforms Experiments of Repression and Tyranny in Facing Freedom of Expression: Al-Wefaq
Al-Wefaq said that the Bahraini government targets the security of the people, and therefore, unleashes its followers to commit the worst misconducts and incitement against anyone who disagrees with the authorities, after the Ministry of Interior threatened citizens not to follow any anti-regime accounts on social media outlets.
King Hamad Gives Green Light to Security Agencies to be Strict with Tweeters
Bahrain Press Association (BPA) issued in May its annual report for 2018 entitled "Bahrain, the Kingdom of Closed Doors".
Interior Ministry Accuses Adel Marzouq of "Spreading Sedition"
Ministry of Interior accused head of the Bahrain Press Association Adel Marzouq of "spreading sedition" over publishing his views on social media outlets, indicating that it will take legal measures against him.
Bahrain Bar Society, Bahrain Press Association Call on Authorities to Release Lawyer Abdullah Hachem
Bahrain Bar Society called to release lawyer Abdullah Hachem, indicating that it met public prosecutor Khalid Al-Buainain and submitted a letter to him in this regard.
Bahrainis Face New System of Repression which Saudi Ambassador Take Part in: Baqer Darwish
President of Bahrain Forum for Human Rights Baqer Darwish commented on a report published by Bahrain Mirror regarding the interference of Saudi ambassador in supporting the treason campaign and calling for oppressing Bahrainis who expressed their views on the dire situation in their country and their criticism on bringing teachers from Saudi Arabia instead of hiring Bahraini unemployed teachers.
Amnesty: Silence of Bahrain's Key Allies Plays No Small Part in Unchecked Pattern of Repression
Amnesty International considered that "Ebrahim Sharif's trial and sentencing is simply the latest development in the Bahraini authorities' sustained repression against their own citizens." It said that Bahrainis are being made to pay a hefty price for simply expressing their views.
Justice Ministry Prevents Seminar Discussing March 1965 Uprising in Nationalist Democratic Assembly
Nationalist Democratic Assembly announced on Thursday (March 7, 2019) that the justice ministry prevented it from holding a seminar at the society's headquarters about the March uprising that took place in 1965.
HR Groups Accuse F1 of "Turning Blind Eye" over Bahraini Activist's Jailing in Bahrain
Formula One has been accused of "looking the other way" by human rights groups in the case of an activist who was beaten, sexually abused and jailed for protesting against the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Citizen Sentenced to Year in Prison over Charges of Inciting Hatred against the Regime on Social Media
The fifth Minor Criminal Court in Bahrain sentenced a Bahraini citizen to one year in prison after he was accused of sending several tweets on his account, which the authorities deemed “offensive to the symbols of the kingdom,” and “inciting hatred against the regime”.
Trial of Ibrahim Sharif on Charges of Insulting Sudanese President Adjourned until March 13 for Ruling
The first minor criminal court adjourned trial of prominent dissident Ibrahim Sharif, over which he is accused of insulting Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, until March 13 for ruling.
Ibrahim Sharif’s Trial on Charges of Insulting Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir Adjourned
The minor criminal court in Bahrain decided on Monday (February 11, 2019) to adjourn the former Wa’ad Society Secretary-General Ibrahim Sharif’s trial over charges of insulting a foreign head of state until February 19 for pleading.