"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.
Abdulla Al-Junaid Insults Palestinian Leader Mustafa Al-Barghouti
In an interview with RT channel about Bahrain hosting a conference to pass the US-Israeli deal of the century, Abdulla Al-Junaid attacked Mustafa Al-Bargouti, secretary general of the Palestinian National Initiative, accusing him and the Palestinian leaders of latching on to positions of leadership for long periods of time.
“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.
MoI Claims Accounts Calling to Boycott Elections Managed from Iran, Iraq and Lebanon
Director-General of Anti-corruption and Economic and Electronic Security affiliated with the Interior Ministry issued a statement in which it claimed that calls to boycott parliamentary and municipal elections were made by social media accounts that are managed from outside Bahrain, particularly from Iran, Iraq and Lebanon.
Interior Ministry Announces Taking Steps against Social Media Feud between Royal Court and PM Office
Bahraini Interior Minister announced taking tough steps to deal with what he described as unprecedented chaos by disruptive social media accounts.
Bahraini Gov’t Considers Criminalizing Publication of any Images or Videos that Violate Privacy of Individuals on Social Media
Bahraini Council of Ministers discussed “Criminalizing the publication of any images or video clips that violate the privacy of individuals via the abuse of social media or other public means.”
HRW Launches “140 Characters” Featuring Gulf Activists Detained, Targeted for Online Activism
Human Rights Watch launched a feature entitled “140 Characters” that presents the profiles of 140 prominent Bahraini, Kuwaiti, Omani, Qatari, Saudi, and Emirati social and political rights activists and dissidents, and their struggles to resist government efforts to silence them.
Case of Bahraini Accused of Insulting Judge adjourned until May 25
Bahrain's Fifth Minor Court set May 25, 2017 as a date to issue its verdict in a case of a Bahraini (57 years) accused of insulting the judiciary through publishing voice messages on social media outlets in which he offended one of the judges
Authorities Summon Activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh for Interrogation Tomorrow
Social media activists said that the Bahraini authorities summoned activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh for interrogation tomorrow (Sunday, January 22, 2017) at Muharraq police station.
AP: Bahraini Demonstrators Protest Pending Executions
Witnesses say demonstrators have marched in Bahrain to protest the pending executions of three men found guilty of a deadly attack on police in 2014.
Reuters: Bahrainis Protest over Fears for Three Convicts on Death Row
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of the Bahraini capital Manama on Saturday over reports on social media that the authorities may be preparing to execute three Shi'ite men convicted of a deadly 2014 bomb attack.
Al-Muhafda: Activist Nabeel Rajab Denies Circulations Attributed to him on Social Media about Jaw Incident
Yusuf Al-Muhafda, deputy head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), denied what is being circulated on social media and attributed to the detained activist Nabeel Rajab about Jaw incident.
Detained Director Yaser Nasser in Al-Salmaniya Medical Complex
Social media activists circulated on Wednesday (January 4, 2017) photo for the detained director Yaser Nasser in Al-Salmaniya Medical Complex.
TRA Meets Facebook, Twitter & Snapchat Companies, Agrees to Block Inappropriate Content
In response to rising complaints from consumers relating to inappropriate content found on Social Media platforms and in line with its mission to promote a safe cyber environment for users in Bahrain, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) Bahrain held several key meetings with social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat.
Activists Launch Solidarity Campaign with Sheikh Hassan Isa after Spending 480 Days in Solitary Confinement
Activists launched wide campaign on social media in solidarity with the Al-Wefaq leader and Shiite cleric Sheikh Hassan Isa who spent more than 480 days in solitary confinement over politically motivated charges.
Authorities Release Activist Ghada Jamsheer, Replace Her Prison Term with Social Work
The Bahraini authorities released the women’s rights activist Ghada Jamsheer on Monday (December 12, 2016) after she was arrested in August while leaving the country through Bahrain’s International Airport.
Court Upholds One-Year Jail Term against Bahraini Woman over Insulting Judiciary via Twitter
The second high appeals court accepted the objection in form but refused it in content and upheld the appealed verdict that sentenced a Bahraini woman to one year in prison over publically insulting the judiciary authority.
New Campaign on Twitter Demanding Release of Nabeel Rajab under Hashtag #IRunNabeelRajabAccount
On Monday (December 12, 2016) night, hashtags #IRunNabeelRajabAccount and #ITweetFromNabeelRajabAccount were widely circulated on Twitter, in both English and Arabic languages, in a supporting campaign for Nabeel Rajab.
Photos: 170 Days of Continuous Protest outside Sheikh Isa Qassim’s House
Social media activists circulated photos showing hundreds of people protesting outside the house of the spiritual leader of the Shia majority Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim
Photos: Authorities Tighten Security Siege on Diraz, Ban Shia from Performing Largest Friday Prayer
Social media activists published on Friday (December 2, 2016) photos showing tightening of the security siege that has been imposed on Diraz since months.