Bahrain Drops 2 Rankings in Reporters Without Borders' World Press Freedom Index 2020
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.
Hate speech in Bahrain and warning of death or revenge
The form of hate speech and negative stereotyping in the authorities' media coverage against the opposition have been one of the main means of the political conflict in the uprising that has been ongoing in Bahrain since 2011. Hate speech went through a late development of its mechanisms in some of its main platforms.
255 Media Materials that Incite Hatred Documented in September: BFHR
The Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that it documented in September 255 media materials and messages that incite or help to incite hatred, by following the publications of 4 official Bahraini newspapers and 166 accounts on social media outlets.
After his Dismissal from BNA: Mohannad Sulaiman Says "Every Stage has End...I Apologize for any Dereliction"
In his first comment on his dismissal decision, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) Director-General Mohannad Sulaiman (Bahraini national of Jordanian roots) said that "professional life is stages, and every stage has an end".
Bahraini Gov’t Dissolves Information Affairs Authority, Grants “National Institute for Human Rights” More Authority
Bahraini government agreed to pass decree to dissolve Information Affairs Authority, and assign all its missions, specialties, and employees to Ministry of Information Affairs.
BCHR Report about Internet Freedom: 842 Months in Prison to 40 Internet Users
Bahrain Center for Human Rights said that the Bahraini judiciary sentenced at least 40 Internet users to more than 842 months in prison. Meanwhile, at least 17 Internet users remain in prison, including BCHR's President Nabeel Rajab.
WikiLeaks: Saudi Embassy in Tehran Adopted Plan to Support Salafist Channels to Face Iranian Media
Bahrain Mirror: A cable issued by the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Tehran revealed that the embassy adopted a plan to support religious Salafist channels and direct media outlets “to focus on Iran’s interference in the affairs of Arab countries, like Bahrain, in their newscasts.”