Recounting the Story of Saeed Al-Hamad on Last Day of his Life
Up until the Peninsula Shield forces entered Bahrain on the evening of March 14, 2011, Saeed Al-Hamad was just an ordinary journalist and essayist. His job was to wait for the articles of the "Al-Ayyam" newspaper writers to reach him by fax or email, send them to the directing department and wait for them.
Details from Interior Ministry Campaign to Prevent Re-Opening of Husseiniyas in Muharram
The Bahraini Interior Ministry is launching two campaigns against the return of religious rituals that Bahraini Shiites commemorate in the Month of Muharram every year. The first is a campaign of summonses to pressure and cause direct threat and the second is a media campaign via local media outlets.
Trial of Journalist Jaafar Al-Jamri Adjourned until June 25
A Bahraini court looked into the case of Journalist Jaafar Al-Jamri over case of tweets he posted on Twitter, and decided to adjourn it until June 25 for pleading.
BPA Issues Its 2018 Annual Report: Bahrain, the Kingdom of Closed Doors
Bahrain Press Academy (BPA) issued its ninth report for 2018 on the World Press Freedom Day entitled "Bahrain, the Kingdom of Closed Doors".
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.
Al-Watan Newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief Sentenced to One Month in Jail over Charge of Insulting Former MP Anas Buhendi
The Second High Criminal Court sentenced Al-Watan newspaper's editor-in-chief, Youssef Al-Binkhalil, to one month in jail while suspending the execution of the sentence with 100 BD bail, and replaced it with an alternative manual work penalty, in the case raised against him by the former MP Anas Buhendi over slander charges.
Saudi Arabia to Launch Global PR Offensive to Counter Negative Press
Saudi Arabia is planning a worldwide communications campaign to counter its negative press coverage and is in the market for PR firms eager to handle the effort, according to the Financial Times.
AP: Bahrain Fines Reporter $2,650 for Working without Press Card
A Bahrain court has given a journalist working for France 24 and Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya a $2,650 fine for reporting without government accreditation.
RSF Urges Bahrain to Stop Intimidating Journalists, Drop Charges against Nazeeha Saeed
Reporters without Borders (RSF) said in a statement on its website that it “urges the Bahrain authorities to drop its prosecution of the journalist Nazeeha Saeed on the eve of a verdict in her case, and to halt their efforts to intimidate journalists.”
Reuters: Bahrain Journalist Found Guilty of Reporting without License
A Bahrain court fined a prominent journalist 1,000 dinars ($2,650) on Thursday for reporting in the kingdom without official permission, her lawyer said, after a trial seen by rights groups as an example of diminishing press freedom.
CPJ: Bahraini Journalists Harassed, Banned from Travel a Week Ahead of UPR Session
Bahraini prosecutors and security officials should cease harassing journalists and should lift travel bans imposed on two reporters in the past week, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said in a statement issued Monday (May 1, 2017).
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.
CPJ Urges Bahrain to Rescind order Suspending Online Edition of Al-Wasat Newspaper
The Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) called on the government of Bahrain to rescind an order suspending the online edition of Al-Wasat newspaper.
Authorities Release Faisal Hayyat after Serving 3-Month Jail Term over Tweet
The security authorities released on Saturday (January 7, 2017) journalist Faisal Hayyat after serving his 3-month jail verdict.
BCHR Concerned about Rejecting Renewal of Journalists Permits
BCHR is concerned about undermining of freedom of expression in Bahrain. BCHR called on the authorities to allow journalists to conduct their profession, respect their right to freedom of expression, cease arbitrarily withholding license renewals and drop the charges against journalists who exercise their work.
Public Prosecution Detains Journalist Faisal Hayyat for 7 Days Pending Investigation
The Public Prosecution decided on Monday (October 10, 2016) to detain journalist Faisal Hayyat for 7 days pending investigation.
AFP: Media watchdog slams Bahrain charges against reporter
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has denounced Bahrain's prosecution of a journalist accused of working for foreign media without permission, describing the charge as politically motivated.
Authorities Prevent Journalist Nazeeha Saeed from Leaving Bahrain
Bahraini journalist Nazeeha Saeed said authorities in Bahrain's airport prevented her from travelling without giving any justifications.
Pro-Regime Bahraini Papers Dismiss Journalists & Employees...Al-Watan Shuts down Printery
Sources revealed that a number of Bahraini pro-government local newspapers dismissed a number of journalists and employees within the past few days, while reviewing the contracts of others amid the financial crisis Bahrain is facing.
Local Newspaper: Tweeter “Bou Khamees” Sentenced to One Year in Prison Over Insulting Journalist
Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini state Al-Ayam newspaper said that a Bahrain court sentenced a tweeter known as “Bou Khamees” to one full year in prison after convicting him of insulting a journalist.