"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.
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.
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.
RSF, FMM Call for Dropping Charges against Nazeeha Saeed
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and French public radio broadcaster France Médias Monde (FMM) call on the Bahraini authorities to abandon their prosecution of Nazeeha Saeed on a charge of working as a correspondent for foreign media outlets without a permit.
US-Based Committee to Protect Journalists Calls for Immediate Release of Al-Jaziri & Dropping all charges against him
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The Committee to Protect Journalists based in the US city of New York stated that the Bahraini authorities should immediately release journalist Mahmoud al-Jaziri and drop all charges raised against him, highlighting that “the terrorism charges were announced amid escalating sectarian tensions in Bahrain and other Gulf countries.”