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No Tolerance for Free Press or Thought

No Tolerance for Free Press or Thought

27 Apr, '171 Comment

Bahrain is not unique in it’s depressed ranking on the just released RSF Press Freedom Index. Many have suffered greatly depressed rankings due to opportunistic and knee-jerk reaction to malleable definitions of terrorism, readily penalising the press, photojournalists, bloggers and anyone with a dissenting voice. This year, Middle Eastern countries have further moved down the index and now […]

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RSF Press Freedom Index 2010 released

20 Oct, '104 Comments

And there are no surprises, as far as this region of the world is concerned, and there most certainly is not a surprise as to how our own little island faired: With the current subjugation of various forms of freedoms of expression in this country, and the concerted effort to shut off any form of […]

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2006 Press Freedom Index released

8 Jan, '0726 Comments

There is marginal improvement in this year’s Bahrain Press Freedom Index released by RSF. In 2006 we gained a few places up to 111, but to put this rank in perspective, I have compiled the following table to show how bad our position is compared to Kuwait, the Emirates and Qatar: What affected our rank […]

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Going South

6 May, '0610 Comments

If you’re already wet, would being sprayed make you even wetter? What if you jumped in the pool when you’re already wet, would that make you wetter? Of course not. So what if Bahrain once again went south in its ranking in the Press Freedom Index for 2006? Okay, it’s just a few ranking postions: […]

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Not again!

24 Nov, '056 Comments

Can anyone guess what Bahrain’s press freedom index is going to be for 2006? No? Well let’s look at the trend, so we can realistically predict the future: 2002 = 67 2003 = 117 2004 = 167 2005 = 123 Let’s also consider other factors that might assist us in this prediction; emoodz broke the […]

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