BPA: 41 Infringements against Journalists, Media Professionals and Activists During 2022
The Bahrain Press Association documented 41 infringements against journalists, media professionals, and civil society activists during 2022.
BPA: Bahraini Gov't Carries Out Arbitrary Arrests, Investigations against Activists Coinciding with IPU Assembly
The Bahrain Press Association (BPA) condemned the authorities' arrest of 4 citizens who are active on social media outlets, including lawyer Ibrahim Al-Mannai, Kassim Al-Hujairi, Ali Hassan and Ibrahim Khalil, coinciding with the 146th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) General Assembly in Manama.
BPA: Bahraini Female Journalists Deprived of Holding Senior Posts in Media Outlets, Regime Uses them to Polish its Image
Bahrain Press Association said that Bahraini female journalists did not assume any senior position in the media outlets in Bahrain after the 2011 events of 2011, noting that "the political system uses women as chess pieces to beautify, show, and polish the kingdom's image internationally."
Press Report: Activists in Bahrain have become Unable to Express their Views, They Exercise Self-Censorship due to Repression
The Bahrain Press Association (BPA) said in a report that dissidents, civil society activists in Bahrain and those prevented by the political isolation law from engaging in civil or political activity have become unable to express their stances and comment on internal affairs, except through equivocal words and indirectly.
BPA Condemns Bahrain Gov't Targeting of Dissidents and Pursuing them Abroad
Bahrain Press Association (BPA) condemned the Bahraini government targeting of political dissidents and human rights defenders and the ongoing pursuing policies and their extension outside the country.
This is What Happened to Tweeters and Online Activists in Bahrain until Mid-2021: BPA
The London-based Bahrain Press Association (BPA) documented 15 cases of abuses against journalists, media professionals and tweeters during the first half of 2021.
Bahrain Press Association Commends Release of Some Prisoners, Calls on Authorities to Abolish Death Penalty
The Bahrain Press Association said it applauds "the release of some political prisoners in Bahrain under the Alternative Penal Code."
BPA Condemns Decision Banning Lawyer Al-Shemlawi from Practicing Profession for One Year
Bahrain Press Association (PBA) condemned the verdict issued against prominent Bahraini lawyer Abdullah Al-Shemlawi which prevents him from practicing profession for one year, due to a complaint brought against him by Justice Minister over a tweet he posted on Twitter.
Towards Int'l Efforts to Release Sheikh Ali Salman: BPA Statement
The London-based Bahrain Press Association issued a statement on Wednesday (January 20, 2021) in which it said that there are regional and international developments that once again brought back the case of Al-Wefaq Secretary-General, Sheikh Ali Salman, to the front pages.
BPA Condemns Transferring Imprisoned Journalist Al-Jaziri to Solitary Confinement, Holds NIHR Responsible
Bahrain Press Association (BPA) condemned transferring imprisoned journalist Mahmoud Al-Jaziri to solitary confinement for reporting on conditions inside Bahraini prisons and lack of real precautionary measures to confront Coronavirus, and held the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) responsible.
2019 Roundup: Press Freedoms in Bahrain under Gov't Fire, 86 Violations, 21 Verdicts, 16 Summonses & 9 Arrests
The year 2019 marked a turning point in the Bahraini authorities' targeting of media freedoms, freedom of expression and the right to practice journalism. It is one of the worst years ever compared to all previous years, specifically since the beginning of the political crisis in early 2011. For the first time, "Follow" and "Retweet" of Twitter accounts, deemed by the authorities "inciting and seditious", are being criminalized, making Bahrain the only country in the world to take such a step.
On 8th Anniv. of Bassiouni Report, 3 Bahraini Org. Call on Bahraini Gov't to Launch Genuine, Comprehensive National Reconciliation
Three Bahraini organizations, Bahrain Interfaith, the Bahrain Press Association and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, issued today (November 23, 2019) a statement in London on the eighth anniversary of the issuance of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry's report "Bassiouni report".
BPA: Crackdown on Religious Freedoms Reveals Authority's Harshness in Confronting Society
Bahrain Press Association criticized the crackdown practiced by the Bahraini authorities during the month of Muharram and their tight restrictions on freedom of expression in the country.
BPA: Journalists Answering Israel Invitation is Blatant Deviation from Bahrain's Press History
The Bahrain Press Association deplored Manama's hosting of the economic workshop (economic part of deal of the century), despite "assertion and consensus of all Palestinian components on the refusal and boycott of this conference".
Reporters Without Borders Condemns MoI Accusations against Bahraini Press Association Head
Reporters Without Borders condemned threats by Interior Ministry against head of Bahrain Press Association Adel Marzouq.
Interior Ministry Accuses Adel Marzouq of "Spreading Sedition"
Ministry of Interior accused head of the Bahrain Press Association Adel Marzouq of "spreading sedition" over publishing his views on social media outlets, indicating that it will take legal measures against him.
Bahrain Bar Society, Bahrain Press Association Call on Authorities to Release Lawyer Abdullah Hachem
Bahrain Bar Society called to release lawyer Abdullah Hachem, indicating that it met public prosecutor Khalid Al-Buainain and submitted a letter to him in this regard.
BPA Issues Its 2018 Annual Report: Bahrain, the Kingdom of Closed Doors
Bahrain Press Academy (BPA) issued its ninth report for 2018 on the World Press Freedom Day entitled "Bahrain, the Kingdom of Closed Doors".
Bahrain Press Association Says Decision to Suspend Al-Wasat Newspaper “Planned”
Bahrain Press Association (BPA) condemned the decision issued today by the Bahraini Information Affairs Authority that suspended Al-Wasat newspaper until further notice.
BPA Issues its Annual Report on "World Press Freedom Day", Stresses Gov't Policies Restrict what is left from Freedoms
Bahrain Press Association (BPA) said that systematic and unjust Government policies continue to restrict what is left from the margin of press and media freedom in the country.