HRW: Bahrain's Human Rights Watch Worsened in 2019
Bahrain's human rights record worsened in 2019, as the government carried out executions, convicted critics for peaceful expression, and threatened social media activists, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2020.
HRW: Global Sports Groups New Human Rights Ally in Bahrain?
For the last eight years, the Bahraini authorities have carried out an unrelenting campaign of repression against demonstrators, opposition leaders, peaceful critics, and human rights defenders, said Aya Majzoub in a report on the eighth anniversary of the Bahraini Uprising.
Bahraini Gov’t Delegation to UN: Al-Wasat Newsapper Didn’t Appeal Court Decision as It Knew its Legal Position was Weak
The delegation said that the Al-Wasat newspaper had been closed down in 2017 because of “serious abuses and legal violations”.
Al-Wasat Newspaper Evacuates its Offices 9 Months after its Closure
The Bahraini Al-Wasat newspaper evacuated on Tuesday (February 27, 2018) its offices in Abu Saiba, as an introduction to hand over the building to the owner next month, 9 months after its closure.
2017: Bahrain without Independent Newspaper after Al-Wasat Suspension
The Bahraini authorities decided to silence the last independent media voice through its decision to suspend the opposition-linked Al-Wasat newspaper, as part of the most aggressive campaign against the opposition since 2011.
Bahraini Al-Wasat Newspaper among 18 Nominees for 2017 RSF-TV5MONDE Prize
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and TV5-Monde will award their 2017 Press Freedom Prize on 7 November. 18 nominees are competing in 3 categories.
Bahrain’s Assault on Free Press, Emile Nakhleh
Bahraini government’s decision to shutter al-Wasat indefinitely yet again underscores regime’s on-going assault on freedom of expression and independent media.
FCO Closely Monitors Al-Wasat Suspension, Has Fears Raised to Government of Bahrain
Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office Alistair Burt said that his country is closely monitoring the suspension of Al-Wasat newspaper, the only independent newspaper in Bahrain.
RSF: Al-Wasat Closure an Unprecedented Act of Censorship, Ends Independent Journalism in Bahrain
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) called on the Bahraini government to lift its ban on the country’s only independent media outlet, the Arabic-language daily Al Wasat, which is still closed a month after being suspended “until further notice” by the information ministry on 4 June.
IFJ Condemns Al-Wasat Closure, Calls on Bahrain Gov’t to Hold Responsibility for Staff who Lost Jobs
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the refusal of Bahraini government to lift a ban on Al Wasat newspaper, which led to its closure this week.
AP: Bahrain Newspaper, Shut down by Government, Lays off Staff
A prominent independent newspaper in Bahrain earlier shut down by the government as part of a crackdown on dissent has laid off its staff.
AFP: Banned Bahraini Newspaper Fires Staff
An independent Bahraini newspaper has sacked its staff three weeks after Sunni-dominated authorities banned it on accusations that it "sows division" in the Shiite-majority Gulf kingdom.
Local Newspaper: Information Ministry Filed Criminal Lawsuit against Al-Wasat Newspaper
Al-Ayyam newspaper, owned by the King's media advisor, said that Bahraini Ministry of Information filed a criminal complaint against Al-Wasat newspaper.
Human Rights Watch: Al-Wasat’s Suspension Violates Right to Freedom of Expression
Bahraini authorities on June 4, 2017, ordered the immediate indefinite suspension of Al Wasat, the country’s only independent newspaper, said Human Rights Watch.
Index on Censorship, Press Freedom Org. Call for Lifting of Al-Wasat Suspension
International press freedom organizations and local Bahraini groups are among fifteen campaigners who today raised alarm over the suspension of Bahrain‘s only independent newspaper, Al Wasat, which has been barred from publishing for four days now.
Bahrain Press Association Says Decision to Suspend Al-Wasat Newspaper “Planned”
Bahrain Press Association (BPA) condemned the decision issued today by the Bahraini Information Affairs Authority that suspended Al-Wasat newspaper until further notice.
Reuters: Bahrain Indefinitely Suspends Independent Newspaper
Bahrain on Sunday suspended the country's only independent newspaper indefinitely over a column that insulted a "sisterly Arab country", state news agency BNA reported, the second time the publication has been banned this year.
AP: Bahrain Shuts down Prominent Newspaper amid Crackdown
Bahrain has ordered an independent newspaper to stop publishing "until further notice" amid a crackdown on dissent in the Gulf nation.
Bahraini Authorities Suspend Publication Al-Wasat Newspaper until Further Notice
Bahrain News Agency said that the Ministry of Information Affairs suspended Al-Wasat newspaper from issuance until further notice.
Authorities Allow Al-Wasat Newspaper to Resume Online Edition
he Bahraini authorities allowed the opposition-linked Al-Wasat newspaper to resume its online edition, 3 days after being suspended.