Tag: press-law

2007 Press Freedom Survey

6 Feb, '0716 Comments

It’s that time again; RSF released it’s 2007 Press Freedom Survey and Bahrain again does not fair well… their map of Bahrain is resolutely black in this area. Here’s what they have to say about us: The monarchy’s progress towards democracy has not included decriminalising press offences and the regime continues to control the media. […]

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Bahrain re-introduces arrests of political activists

Bahrain re-introduces arrests of political activists

17 Nov, '0611 Comments

Everybody’s hope, the king’s reform program’s success, is hanging in the balance due to various issues shaking Bahrain. What has started in 2001 with king Hamad releasing all prisoners of conscience, and his affirmation that this will never happen again in Bahrain, one which will hold the rule of law and its fair application at […]

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One more site blocked in Bahrain

26 Oct, '0632 Comments

It used to be just 9 that were blocked: Bahrain Online Montadayat al Bahrain Bahrain National Committee for Martyrs and Victims of Torture Sarah al Watani Ahrar al Bahrain Bahrain Times Al Saheefa Tubli.net Rezgar and now, it appears that someone who is really shaking in his boots and deems it very necessary to protect […]

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MoI threatens websites.. again.

MoI threatens websites.. again.

11 Oct, '0610 Comments

They’re using that old “protecting Islam” chestnut again, here’s the copy: أغلقت موقعي «صوت الحق» و«إسلاميات» «الإعلام» ترصد المواقع الإلكترونية المسيئة للإسلام صرح القائم بأعمال مدير إدارة المطبوعات والنشر في وزارة الإعلام حسن عون بان الوزارة تحرص على رصد المواقع التي تسيء الى الإسلام والى شخص الرسول الكريم، خصوصا بعد الموجة التي تفشت في معظم […]

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Bahrain’s Lord Voldemort!

4 Oct, '0620 Comments

and he shall be henceforth called: He Who Must Not Be Named [HWMNBN or BOO! for short], as dictated by our completely partial judicial system, further entrenching the age-old custom and tradition of sweeping problems under a carpet and deem them summarily resolved! PUBLISHING NEWS ON AL BANDER CASE NO LONGER ALLOWED date: 04 10, […]

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