Tag: press-law

Webmasters clamp ‘can prevent libel’

26 Apr, '051 Comment

New rules asking webmasters to register their sites with the Information Ministry should not be used to stifle freedom of expression, political activists said yesterday. Some were totally opposed to any registration, saying it could be the beginning of a slippery slope which could lead to further restrictions and unfair legal action to be taken […]

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Freedom of Speech my big toe!

25 Apr, '0597 Comments

Webmasters must register or face legal action Webmasters face prosecution if they defy new rules announced by Bahraini authorities. All Bahraini websites set up here or abroad must register with the Information Ministry or face legal action, it was declared yesterday. A six-month campaign is being launched next Monday to register all Bahraini websites, under […]

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Another benchmark goes south

1 Nov, '042 Comments

RSF published their annual report again, and unfortunately Bahrain’s ranking on press freedom dropped yet again. And it’s a downward spiral at a rate of knots: 2002: raked 67 2003: ranked 117 2004: ranked 143! Why? Was it that the people polled to rank Bahrain are increasingly pessimistic on the outlook of press freedoms in […]

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