Tag: press-law

Sorry your Majesty, I wish it worked like that…ٍ

Sorry your Majesty, I wish it worked like that…ٍ

11 Jul, '066 Comments

Time and again we are privileged to hear that our king, his majesty Shaikh Hamad bin Esa Al-Khalifa, is fully committed to see his vision realised in the reforms he initiated since he gained the throne. Time and again he unequivocally came out and said that he is for the freedoms of expression and he […]

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Irrepressible

28 May, '0614 Comments

Here’s a pledge that I would – and have – taken quite readily: I believe the Internet should be a force for political freedom, not repression. People have the right to seek and receive information and to express their peaceful beliefs online without fear or interference. I call on governments to stop the unwarranted restriction […]

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Citizen Journalists win against Apple, Bahrain MoI are you listening?

27 May, '0611 Comments

Briefly, Apple was pissed off with a site scooping it and releasing information it deemed still confidential, so they went after the guy who published the news and he didn’t budge, and in their infinite wisdom Apple thought they’d bring out their 4-pound hammers to force it out of the webmaster telling the court that […]

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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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Press Freedom Day

2 May, '069 Comments

On the eve of the Press Freedom Day, the press in this, as well as virtually the whole Middle East, are in shackles, with parliaments aiding and abetting the press and its workers’ incarceration, utilising that ever-present fillip: religion, to justify imprisoning journalists and anyone else who dares to speak their mind and challenge a […]

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