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King vows to promote freedom of expression

King vows to promote freedom of expression

27 Feb, '0714 Comments

In an audience today, the king met with the members of the Bahrain Journalist Association and: UNDERLINED HIS CONTINUOUS KEENNESS TO PROMOTE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION WHICH IS THE MOST EMINENT CONTRIBUTOR TO PRESS DEVELOPMENT URGING EVERY BODY TO STICK TO OBJECTIVITY AND HONESTY AND CHAMPION THE NATIONAL INTEREST. and just to be sure that the […]

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‘Press Freedom and the role of blogs in supporting Human Rights’ Workshop

25 Feb, '0713 Comments

The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights will be conducting a training workshop about Press Freedoms, the law and how it views freedoms of expression, practical demonstrations and tutorials on blogging and how to circumvent blocks to reach the content you require. This workshop will take place between 1-5 March, 2007 in the Bahrain Human […]

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Sawsan Al-Sha’er is a bulldog!

Sawsan Al-Sha’er is a bulldog!

16 Feb, '0719 Comments

Once she gets her teeth into something, it is virtually impossible to get her to let go. And this is what we need in Bahrain. Someone with the balls to ask questions and ensures that the receiver does answer the question without trying to wriggle away from it, but if he or she does then […]

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Bahraini court imprisons journalist for libel case

13 Feb, '0711 Comments

It is with utter sadness that I learnt that journalist Mr. Saleh Al-Amm was handed a 3 month prison sentence or payment of a fine as the court found him guilty of libel in a case brought against him by Ms. Fatima Buali, the ex-manageress of the Almanar Home for the Elderly. This prison sentence […]

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MENA Media Sustainability Index released

MENA Media Sustainability Index released

10 Jan, '072 Comments

The new Media Sustainability Index is another metric which has just been released – for the first time – covering media freedoms in the Middle East and North Africa. This program is by the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) and yet again shows the low level of media freedoms and independence in this area. […]

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