Bahrain Drops 2 Rankings in Reporters Without Borders' World Press Freedom Index 2020

2020-04-24 - 7:04 ص

Bahrain Mirror: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) put Bahrain in the 169th rank in the list of 180 countries, according to "The illusion of peace in the Middle East" report.

The annual report showed a two-rank decline in press freedom in Bahrain, dropping from a 167 ranking last year.

International and human rights organizations criticize the targeting of journalists and independent opinion makers in Bahrain. Reports issued annually confirm that this targeting has turned into systematic and common behavior by the Bahraini authorities.

The organizations are calling for the release of all detained journalists, the cessation of arbitrary prosecutions and arrests against them, and the opening of media and journalistic freedoms in the country.

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