Recounting the Story of Saeed Al-Hamad on Last Day of his Life
Up until the Peninsula Shield forces entered Bahrain on the evening of March 14, 2011, Saeed Al-Hamad was just an ordinary journalist and essayist. His job was to wait for the articles of the "Al-Ayyam" newspaper writers to reach him by fax or email, send them to the directing department and wait for them.
Reporters Without Borders Ranks Bahrain 167 out of 180 Countries on World Press Freedom Index
Bahrain ranked last in the Gulf, fourth in the Arab world, and 167th out of 180 countries in the world on the press freedom index, issued by Reporters without Borders on the World Press Freedom Day, which falls on May 3rd each year.
United States Seizes Website Domain of Lualua TV and 32 Others
The United States of America seized the website domain of the Bahraini opposition satellite channel, Lualua TV, as part of a widespread campaign that targeted 33 websites of Arab and Islamic news channels.
Sheikh Al-Daihi: Bahrain Model for Yellow Press Responsible for Polishing Tyranny
Al-Wefaq Deputy Security-General, Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi, said that Bahrain has become a model for the absence of a free press and spread of yellow press responsible for polishing tyranny.
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.
Bahrain Ranks 10th across the World in Terms of Journalists Arrest
Bahrain ranks 10th in the world on terms of journalists arrests, new statistics issued by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) show.
Murder and Torture Crimes against Journalists Passed without Punishment: Salam Org.
Salam for Democracy and Human Rights said that executioners in Bahraini security apparatuses, mainly the National Security Agency, enjoy immunity.
"Game Over" Bahraini Newspapers: War on News Pages Will Fail
Since the statement of Ahdiya Ahmed, head of Bahrain Journalists Association affiliated with the Royal Court, news pages on social media outlets that have Bahraini popularity, Instagram in particular, have been continuously attacked.
Photojournalist Mazen Mahdi Summoned, Investigated by CID
The General Directorate of Investigation and Criminal Evidence investigated photojournalist Mazen Mahdi on Tuesday (August 27, 2019) after it urgently summoned him without mentioning the reasons.
Author Ibrahim Al-Sheikh Says Orders Made to Stop him from Writing in Akhbar Al-Khaleej
Page of Bahraini journalist author Ibrahim Al-Sheikh on Twitter indicates that his ban to write didn't come from Akhbar Al-Khaleej.
What about the Spearhead, Nabeel Al-Hamr?
Nabeel Al-Hamr became the king’s private companion, who sits under the king’s feet like a loyal puppy, but he out of a sudden bit the king’s two sons at once.
Al-Ayyam Newspaper Dismisses Head of Sports Department to Satisfy King’s Angry Son
Within less than 48 hours, the anger of Nasser bin Hamad, the King’s son, led to dismissing the head of the sports department at local Al-Ayyam newspaper, Akil Al-Sayed, and appointing Nasser Mohammad in his place.
“Retweet Government” Criminalizes Follow and Retweet
It is ironic that Bahrain, which is known as the “Retweet Island” for being fully obedient to Riyadh and Abu Dhabi’s will, is preventing its citizens from “following” or “retweeting” anti-government accounts and incriminating anyone who follows such accounts or retweets their tweets.
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.
Al-Wasat Newspaper Evacuates its Offices 9 Months after its Closure
The Bahraini Al-Wasat newspaper evacuated on Tuesday (February 27, 2018) its offices in Abu Saiba, as an introduction to hand over the building to the owner next month, 9 months after its closure.
Statement by 12 NGOs: Bahrain is a Closed Country
12 NGOs called on international community to help free human rights defenders in Bahrain, and stop persecution of journalists simply for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly.
Freedom House Annual Report: Authorities in Bahrain Refuse to Give Foreign Media Reporters Accreditation
Freedom House published on its website its Freedom of the Press report for 2016, rating countries worldwide, including Bahrain.
RSF Urges Bahrain to Overturn Nazeeha Saeed’s Conviction
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urged in a statement it published on its website the Bahraini authorities to overturn journalist Nazeeha Saeed’s conviction on a charge of working illegally, which has been upheld on appeal. RSF also called on the authorities to stop violating media freedom.
IFJ Condemns Al-Wasat Closure, Calls on Bahrain Gov’t to Hold Responsibility for Staff who Lost Jobs
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the refusal of Bahraini government to lift a ban on Al Wasat newspaper, which led to its closure this week.
Human Rights Watch: Al-Wasat’s Suspension Violates Right to Freedom of Expression
Bahraini authorities on June 4, 2017, ordered the immediate indefinite suspension of Al Wasat, the country’s only independent newspaper, said Human Rights Watch.