UAE Academic Arrested, Amnesty UAE Fears He’s Prisoner of Conscience
Circulating news indicated that the Emirati authorities arrested last Monday (January 16, 2017) Professor of Political Sciences in United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), Abdulkhaleq Abdullah.
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.
Reuters: Bahrain Suspends Online Version of Opposition-Linked Newspaper
Bahraini authorities have suspended the online version of the opposition-linked al-Wasat newspaper until further notice, accusing it of publishing materials that threaten national unity, state news agency BNA reported on Monday.
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.
2016: US Journalists Arrested on February 14 Anniversary, Charged with “Illegal Assembly” (Timeline)
The independent American journalist Anna Therese Day and three members of her camera crew were arrested, while covering protests marking fifth anniversary of the Bahraini February 14 uprising.
Bahrain Press Association: 359 Freedom Violations in 2016
The Bahrain Press Association confirmed in its annual report that 2016 saw the most number of violations on the level of freedom of expression, since the outbreak of the revolution on February 14, 2011.
46 NGOs Demand Immediate Release of Journalist Faisal Hayyat
46 Non-Governmental Organizations around the world called for the immediate release of Bahraini journalist Faisal Hayyat, who has been under the authorities’ arrest for more than a month over a “tweet” on his “Twitter” account.
Reporters without Borders to Prince Charles: Bahrain King is Predator of Press Freedom
Reporters without Borders (RSF) urged Prince Charles to raise press freedom during Gulf states visit.
Bahrain King on RSF New List of Press Freedom Predators
A news list was published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) under the title “Press Freedom Predators”, which included Bahrain King Hamed bin Isa Al Khalifa. RSF confirmed that journalists in Bahrain are subjected to all kinds of assaults since Hamed took power in 1999.
Freedom House: Bahrain “Not Free” in Press Freedom Index
Bahrain scored among the lowest ranks in the annual report issued by Freedom House organization, after putting the country under the “Not Free” category on the level of freedom of press, and freedom of the internet.
Bahraini Journalist Among Reporters Without Borders’ 2016 Press Freedom Prize Nominees
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released today the names of the 22 nominees for the 2016 Reporters Without Borders-TV5 Monde Prize for Press Freedom, among them a Bahraini journalist facing a possible life sentence in prison, and a citizenship revocation.
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.
Bahrain Press Association: Bahrain Rejects Permit Renewals for 3 Journalists
The Bahrain Press Association stated that Bahraini authorities refused to renew permits of 3 foreign agencies’ journalists.
NGOs Denounce Bahrain's New Expansive Press Regulations
A number of human rights non-governmental organizations condemned the recently expanded press restrictions in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
HRW Calls for Loud Stances to Support Journalist Nazeeha Saeed
Human Rights Watch called upon all supporters of freedom of press to speak out to support Bahraini journalist Nazeeha Saeed.
The Guardian: Press Freedom not Recognized in Bahrain, Al-Wadaei Sees Bahrain Real Journalism Impossible
BIRD director of advocacy, Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, stresses “Bahrain is making real journalism impossible.”
Information Authority: Naziha Saeed Referred to Public Prosecution for Faking Personality of Foreign Media Correspondent
The Media Affairs Authority stated (on Sunday July 17, 2016) that it referred a journalist, Naziha Saeed, to the Public Prosecution for faking the personality of a correspondent for foreign media outlet
Detained Bahraini Photographer Ahmad Hmaidan Competes for Gov’t Press Award
Journalist Ahmad Hmaidan, who is serving a 10-year jail term since 2014, completed the measures taken to participate in the competition for the award, entitled “Khalifa bin Salman Press Award” in the Best Press Photo category.
On World Press Freedom Day: Bahrain 19 Makes Call to Stop Targeting Freedom of Expression
Bahrain 19, a group concerned with defending freedom of opinion and expression, called on the Bahraini authorities to “release all the media persons, photographers, bloggers and online activists who were arrested over practicing freedom of opinion and expression.”
Bahrain’s King Says His Government Didn’t Arrest Any Journalist
In a speech delivered on the World Press Freedom Day which is celebrated on May 3rd, the King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa said: “We are proud that our country did not witness the imprisonment of any journalist,” which international reports refute.