Islamic State Tells Supporters to Quit Messaging Apps for Fear
Islamic state has told its members to stop using internet-based communication apps like WhatsApp and Telegram on smartphones, suspecting they are being used by the U.S.-led coalition to track and kill its commanders.
After Ban on Khashoggi, Will Abdulkhaleq Abdullah be Next?
Saudi authorities banned one of their citizens, writer Jamal Khashoggi from appearing on any media outlet. So will Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdullah, a political science professor at Emirates University, be next.
Health Ministry: Penalty for Misusing Social Media May Reach Dismissal from Work
Social media activists circulated notice issued by Bahraini Health Ministry calling for commitment to government decision issued on August 15, 2016.
Curse of the Blue Bird Still Haunts Bahrainis
Repeatedly have the Bahraini authorities arrested political activists and human rights defenders for sending certain tweets via their personal accounts.
After Saudi Minister, Bahraini Official Mocks #Al-Sisi’s Fridge
A Bahraini official had ridiculed the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on his own Twitter account before he deleted the post. Ibrahim bin Khalifa Al-Dosari, the Assistant Undersecretary for Information and Follow-up at the Prime Minister's Court, said “one of the most important traits of a person who has pride is to have a refrigerator that only has water for 10 years.”
Journalist Hayat Denies Charges Against Him, Court Adjourns Case till Nov. 2
Journalist Faisal Hayat denied before the Small Criminal Court the accusation of him insulting a religious figure, and assaulting a certain community.
Bahraini Society Against Normalization Refuses Hosting FIFA Congress in Presence of Israeli Delegates
The Bahraini Society Against Normalization with the Zionist enemy refused to host the FIFA Congress, after Malaysia refused, because two Israelis will be taking part in the event.
Washington Urges Bahrain to Immediately Release Nabeel Rajab
US urged Bahrain to immediately release HR activist Nabeel Rajab, after NY Times published letter by Rajab detailing his prosecution for exposing HR abuses in country.
Bahraini Court Upholds 1-Year Jail Term against Woman over Insulting Judiciary on Twitter
The second major court headed by Judge Badr Al-Abdullah upheld a 1-year imprisonment sentence against a Bahraini woman, for insulting the judiciary in public.
Saudi Lawyer Leads Case Against Bahrain Journalist Mohammad Al-Shorouqi in Bahraini Courts
The Saudi "News 24" website stated that a Saudi lawyer is leading a case against Bahraini journalist Mohammad Al-Shorouqi in Bahraini courts, for charges of insulting Saudi scholars.
Salam Issues Report about Diraz Protest and Calls to Stop Harassments against Protestors
Salam for Democracy and Human Rights said that authorities are imposing unnecessary and unsuitable restrictions on the freedom of transportation and Internet in Diraz, aiming at restraining citizens from practicing their right in freedom of assembly and expression.
Court Renews Detention of 3 Tweeters over Calling for Illegal Assembly & Insulting King
The high criminal court renewed the detention of 3 tweeters for 15 days pending investigation over insulting the king
Bahrain’s MoI Recovers Instagram Account of Deputy Chief of Public Security after Insulting Shia
The Bahraini Ministry of Interior claimed on Wednesday (August 24, 2016) that the Instagram account of Deputy Chief of Public Security Khalifa bin Ahmad Al Khalifa was hacked, few hours after insulting Shia on Instagram.
Bahrain Court Sentences Tweeter to 2 Years in Prison for "Inciting Hatred against Regime"
Bahraini court sentenced tweeter to two years in prison, after accusing him of "inciting hatred against the regime."
Telegram Founder Wonders Why Oppressive Regimes Like Bahrain Blocked his Application
Pavel Durov founder and executive director of the Telegram condemned the blocking of his program by oppressive regimes like Bahrain.
Anti-Shia Hate Speech Continues, Automated Bot Accounts on Twitter Sent over 16,000 Tweets in 8 Days
Researcher and blogger Marc Owen Jones investigated whether Twitter bots on Yemen and Bahrain hashtags are linked to news broadcaster Saudi 24.
Bahrain Arrests Tweeters for 15 Days Pending Investigation
Bahrain’s Public Prosecution said that it ordered to remand a number of tweeters in custody for 15 day over charges of inciting hatred against the regime.
Bahrain's Interior Ministry Arrests Several for Circulating Inciting Posts on Social Media
Bahrain’s Interior Ministry said it arrested many individuals who were misusing social media outlets, through posting inciting materials, which included offenses that are punishable by law.
Detention of Taiba Ismail Extended for 10 More Days
Public Prosecution extended on Tuesday (July 19, 2016) the detention of Taiba Ismail for 10 more days to finish interrogating her over the charge of misusing social media.
Brother of Bahrain’s Deputy Chief of Public Security Threatens Dissident in Exile to Revenge his Family
A member of the Bahraini ruling family threatened a refugee dissident to revenge his family that resides in Bahrain.