Salam Calls on Government of Bahrain to Stop Intimidation and Persecution of Journalists
SALAM for Democracy and Human Rights called on the Bahraini government "to respect the principles of freedom of the press and to guarantee the freedom of journalists to perform their duties without fear of intimidation or persecution."
BPA: Bahraini Female Journalists Deprived of Holding Senior Posts in Media Outlets, Regime Uses them to Polish its Image
Bahrain Press Association said that Bahraini female journalists did not assume any senior position in the media outlets in Bahrain after the 2011 events of 2011, noting that "the political system uses women as chess pieces to beautify, show, and polish the kingdom's image internationally."
Reports about Academic Nader Kadhim's Dismissal from his Job at University of Bahrain
Activists have circulated news of the dismissal of Bahraini academic Dr. Nader Kadhim from his position at the University of Bahrain on various social media platforms.
Press Report: Activists in Bahrain have become Unable to Express their Views, They Exercise Self-Censorship due to Repression
The Bahrain Press Association (BPA) said in a report that dissidents, civil society activists in Bahrain and those prevented by the political isolation law from engaging in civil or political activity have become unable to express their stances and comment on internal affairs, except through equivocal words and indirectly.
This is What Happened to Tweeters and Online Activists in Bahrain until Mid-2021: BPA
The London-based Bahrain Press Association (BPA) documented 15 cases of abuses against journalists, media professionals and tweeters during the first half of 2021.
US Blocking of Lualua TV Website is Confiscation of Press Freedom and Assassination of Free Word
The Bahraini opposition satellite channel, Lualua TV, said that the US blocking of its website is a "confiscation of press freedom, trial of opinion, and assassination of the free word and a victory for unjust and tyrannical regimes over oppressed and violated peoples."
Bahrain Continues to Silence and Punish Journalists: SALAM
Salam for Democracy and Human Rights issued a report on World Press Freedom Day, entitled "Bahrain: Silencing Voices First".
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.
Reporters Without Borders Ranks Bahrain 167 on World Press Freedom Index, Says There’s “No Let-Up"
According to the annual 2019 report of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Bahrain is ranked not free regarding press freedom. It came in 167th place in the list of 180 countries, which means Bahrain fell back one rank, after coming in 166th last year.
53 HR Organizations Call on Bahraini Authorities to Release Nabeel Rajab, Drop Charges against Him
Human rights organizations from around the world have sent an open letter to the Bahraini authorities calling for the immediate release of Nabeel Rajab, the repeal of his convictions and sentences, and dropping all charges against him.
Bahrain Drops 2 Rankings in Reporters Without Borders' World Press Freedom Index 2018
Freedom of the Press Index 2018 showed a two-rank decline in press freedom in Bahrain, ranking the Gulf Kingdom at 166 this year.
Appeal Court Upholds Photographer Al-Mousawi’s 10-Year Prison Sentence and Revocation of Nationality
Bahraini Court of Appeal upheld a ruling sentencing photographer Sayed Ahmed Al-Mousawi to ten years in prison, also stripping him of his citizenship.
UN Group Calls for Release of Bahraini Journalist Mahmood Al-Jazeeri, Deems his Detention Arbitrary
UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concluded that the detention of Bahraini journalist Mahmood Al-Jazeeri is arbitrary and officially demanded that the Government of Bahrain release him.
Arab Gulf States’ Assault on Online Activists, Human Rights Watch
Gulf governments have sustained their campaigns to silence peaceful critics during the first half of 2017, stated Human Rights Watch, updating an interactive website, created in November 2016, featuring targeted human rights activists.
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.
BPA Issues its Annual Report on "World Press Freedom Day", Stresses Gov't Policies Restrict what is left from Freedoms
Bahrain Press Association (BPA) said that systematic and unjust Government policies continue to restrict what is left from the margin of press and media freedom in the country.
RSF: Bahrain Joins World Press Freedom Blacklist after Setback by 2 Ranks
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said that Bahrain joined the Black List in its 2017 World Press Freedom Index, as it imprisons journalists, and registered a setback in 2 ranks in this year’s index.
AFP: Media “Never Under so Much Threat”, says Watchdog
Press freedom has never been as threatened as it is now, in the "new post-truth era of fake news" after the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, Reporters Without Borders warned Wednesday.
Freedom House: Bahrain Worst 6th Country in World in Terms of Freedoms Decline over 10 Years
Freedom House classified Bahrain as the sixth worst country in the world in terms of freedom decline over 10 years. Bahrain came after Central African Republic, Turkey, The Gambia, Mali and Burundi. According to this scale, Manama was classified in a rank worst than Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan.
Bahrain 19 Calls for Revealing the Fate of Journalist Mahmoud Al-Jaziri
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain 19, a group concerned with defending freedom of opinion and expression, called on the security authorities to reveal the fate of Al-Wasat journalist Mahmoud Al-Jaziri after his arrest on Monday morning (December 29, 2015).