Tag: press-law

Reports land journalist in the dock

30 May, '053 Comments

A 52-year-old Bahraini journalist is being prosecuted for allegedly writing for a newspaper abroad without government permission. He should have had official permission from the Information Ministry, the Lower Criminal Court heard. The defendant, a journalist for nearly 30 years, is charged with illegally working as a correspondent for a Kuwaiti newspaper. He admitted at […]

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وكيل “الإعلام”: تسجيل “المواقع” تأكيد لحرية النشر والحماية الفكرية

12 May, '053 Comments

أكد الوكيل المساعد للمطبوعات والنشر في وزارة الإعلام عبدالله يتيم أن “بدء تسجيل المواقع الالكترونية في إدارة المطبوعات والنشر في وزارة الإعلام منذ الثاني من مايو/ أيار الجاري، يأتي ضمن التزامات الوزارة بترسيخ وإطلاق حرية الصحافة والطباعة والنشر باعتبارها من الحريات التي كفلها الدستور في مادتيه الـ “23” Ùˆ”24″ من دون مساس بالمصلحة العليا للوطن […]

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World Press Freedom Day?

3 May, '057 Comments

Happy World Press Freedom Day, as for Bahraini Press and websites, please go directly to jail, and do not pass go. As there is no such thing, nor will there ever be press freedoms here as long as the Ministry of Disinformation is established, and as long as it is filled with the likes of […]

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A light-bulb faintly goes on

28 Apr, '056 Comments

From this morning’s GDN Webmasters are free to register WEBMASTERS will not be hounded into registering their sites with the Information Ministry, authorities said yesterday. Information Under-Secretary Mahmood Al Mahmood said although the rules state that Bahrain websites must be registered with the ministry, it will not be actively pursuing them. “Our goal is to […]

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Website clamp a step backwards

26 Apr, '050 Comments

It is disturbing news that Bahrain has decided to clamp down on websites, just as the country celebrates World Book Day. Yesterday’s stern warning to all webmasters to either register their sites or face legal action, has sent shockwaves down my spine. To camouflage a law bent on infringing on the rights of people to […]

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