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Bahrain - Below the radar

Apr 23, 2011 On this week's show: Bahrain - a small kingdom cracking down on the media in a big way. Plus, a look at state media in post-revolution Egypt. ht...

 

Sectarianism and geopolitical boundaries as they are refected in the press.

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Bahrain newspaper staff fined over false stories

Bahrain newspaper staff fined over false stories | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A court has fined the top editor of Bahrain's main opposition newspaper and three staff members for publishing purportedly false stories about abuses against Shiite-led protesters.
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BPA: Jail sentences for two Bahraini bloggers condemned as "unfair and outrageous" | Bahrain Center for Human Rights

BPA: Jail sentences for two Bahraini bloggers condemned as "unfair and outrageous" | Bahrain Center for Human Rights | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

LONDON – Bahrain Press Association "BPA", the London-based association concerned with defending Bahrain media and press people, condemns the sentences of 15-year imprisonment ruled by a military court and upheld by the appellate court in Bahrain against two bloggers and human rights activists. Dr. Abduljalil Alsingace, a Bahraini blogger and human rights activist, and Ali Abdulimam, a blogger and founder of a very prominent Bahraini political cyber-forum, were handed down the sentences in a ten-minute-long trial. Dr. Alsingace was present to hear the sentence while Abdulimam was sentenced in absentia.

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Bahrain upholds lengthy prison terms for journalists - Committee to Protect Journalists

Bahrain upholds lengthy prison terms for journalists - Committee to Protect Journalists | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
New York, September 28, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today’s decision by the appeals chamber of Bahrain’s Court of National Safety to uphold lengthy prison terms for 21 individuals, including two online journalists and a...
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Incorrect reporting of Amnesty International statement in Bahraini newspapers | Amnesty International

Incorrect reporting of Amnesty International statement in Bahraini newspapers | Amnesty International | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A number of Bahraini newspapers published articles on 2 September containing incorrect information about Amnesty International statements on Bahrain.
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Bahrain Opposition Finds a Voice With Lualua TV | PRI's The World

Bahrain Opposition Finds a Voice With Lualua TV | PRI's The World | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

There’s a new station, a new newscast and a new voice broadcasting to the people of Bahrain but it is not anywhere near the island kingdom. Lualua TV emanates from small studio in an industrial park in suburban London.

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Bahrain denies entry for Aljazeera staff: Report

Bahrain denies entry for Aljazeera staff: Report | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

DOHA: Bahraini authorities are so upset with Doha-based Aljazeera TV Channel that they are reportedly not allowing the Channel’s staff — both Qatari nationals and expatriates — into the country.

There is an unofficial entry ban on Aljazeera staff into Manama, say social networking sites in Qatar as well as in Bahrain. The move might be fallout of a documentary English Aljazeera telecast on Wednesday, they suggested.

This, however, could not be independently confirmed by this newspaper since it was a weekend and officials were not available for comment.

The documentary entitled ‘Shouting In The Dark’ aired a shocking account of the pro-democracy protests in Bahrain.

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Bahrain suspends Al-Jazeera operations indefinitely
New York, May 19, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the decision by the Bahraini government to indefinitely suspend Al-Jazeera from reporting from the Gulf kingdom
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The ministry’s decision comes just one day after Al-Jazeera aired a program about poverty in Bahrain. On Tuesday, the same day the ban was announced, Bahraini authorities denied entry into the country to an Al-Jazeera crew who had come to interview a former United Nations official who was visiting, the news channel reported. Al-Jazeera noted that the freeze includes both the station’s Arabic- and English-language channels as well as the activities of the station’s Bahrain-based online correspondent
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Internet Censorship Count: 22 sites blocked in Bahrain | Bahrain Center for Human Rights

Internet Censorship Count: 22 sites blocked in Bahrain | Bahrain Center for Human Rights | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
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CPJ calls on Bahrain to end harassment of critical journalists - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ calls on Bahrain to end harassment of critical journalists - Committee to Protect Journalists | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

New York, July 19, 2011--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Bahrain to end harassment and contrived legal proceedings against critical journalists. Since February, critical journalists have been intimidated, interrogated, smeared in government-owned and -aligned publications, and harassed and sued by government supporters.


Reem Khalifa, a journalist for the much-harassed Arabic-language daily Al-Wasat and a contributor to other local and international media, has been the target of harassment, intimidation, and a coordinated smear campaign; most recently she was also charged with verbally abusing and physically assaulting a government supporter, according to local news reports.
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Arrests force Bahrain's writers into exile - Features - Al Jazeera English

Arrests force Bahrain's writers into exile - Features - Al Jazeera English | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Journalists say they have been targets of government repression since pro-democracy protests began earlier this year.
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Bahrain expels a freelance journalist from kingdom | Arab Revolt | الثورة العربية

Bahrain expels a freelance journalist from kingdom | Arab Revolt | الثورة العربية | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
“My lasting impression of Bahrain is not the brutish nature of its illegitimate rulers, but the bravery and decency of its ordinary men, women and youth in their noble struggle for freedom. The night before I left Bahrain, on Friday 17 June, I witnessed a peaceful protest of up to 150,000 people in Sitra demanding their legitimate right for freedom. This was the biggest public rally by the pro-democracy movement since the Saudi-backed crackdown that began on 14 March with the invasion. After three months of state-sponsored murder and terror, the people of Bahrain have not been defeated by the despotic regime and their despotic allies. The people are showing that they are winning the battle of wills because they have truth and justice on their side, while the regimes have only the negative unsustainable energy that comes from hate, killing and destruction. The people are stronger than ever and are more determined than ever to bring democracy and freedom to Bahrain.”
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Bahrain Fines Newspapers for “False Reporting” in Ongoing Crackdown -- News from Antiwar.com

The government of Bahrain continued its harsh crackdown on citizens’ rights to free speech and freedom of assembly by fining the editor of Bahrain’s main opposition newspaper and three staff members for supposedly publishing “false reports.”

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CPJ International Press Freedom Awards 2011 - Awards - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ International Press Freedom Awards 2011 - Awards - Committee to Protect Journalists | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The world honors him, but the tyranny govt in #Bahrain put him on trial | #CPJ awarded @MANSOOR_ALJAMRI

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Photographers brought to trial - IFEX

Photographers brought to trial - IFEX | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

(RSF/IFEX) - 29 September 2011 - (. . .) Four photographers who were previously tried before military courts - Mohamed Al-Aradi, Zuhair Aoun Al-Shama'a, Mojtaba Salmat and Mohammed Al-Sheikh - have been summoned before civilian courts and have been placed in detention pending trial. None of them had access to a lawyer during interrogation or during the first trial.

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Crackdowns on pro-democracy protests continue to affect journalists, Morocco and Tunisia still try to gag information - Reporters Without Borders

Crackdowns on pro-democracy protests continue to affect journalists, Morocco and Tunisia still try to gag information - Reporters Without Borders | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
SYRIA Ahmed Bilal, a producer with Falesteen TV who is known to be a supporter of democratic change, was arrested yesterday in the Damascus suburb of Mo'adamieh.
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Bahrain’s authorities strive to muzzle and intimidate the independent channels that cover the violations in Bahrain | Bahrain Center for Human Rights

Bahrain’s authorities strive to muzzle and intimidate the independent channels that cover the violations in Bahrain | Bahrain Center for Human Rights | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Bahrain’s authorities strive to muzzle and intimidate the independent channels that cover the violations in Bahrain

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Index on Censorship » Blog Archive » Bahrain: Human rights website blocked

Index on Censorship » Blog Archive » Bahrain: Human rights website blocked | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

http://is.gd/lNhxZp  Bahrain Justice and Development Movement website

 

 

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What we know about “Liliane Khalil” - Bikya Masr

What we know about “Liliane Khalil” - Bikya Masr | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
It has come to Bikyamasr.com’s attention that a supposed journalist “Liliane Khalil,” who had volunteered her services as a contributing editor with us for the past few months may not in fact be the person she claims to be. While the details are emerging, a great investigation here highlights a lot of the information available, most unrelated to Bikyamasr.com.
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There are numerous apparent lies or misleading information that she has delivered to us in recent times and upon reading through the emails, which we are more than willing to share to concerned parties, it appears that she was attempting to get me, as Editor of Bikyamasr.com, to go to Bahrain to do the bidding of the government there. She said it would be to do a “report” on the Bahraini rulers “perspective” that has “been ignored by media.” I ultimately decided not to go on the supposedly “all-paid” expense trip. The Bahraini government does, however, still send “media notices” to Bikyamasr.com on the “developments” in the country.
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Poet Al Jalawi: Violence Against Writers in Bahrain 'as Bad as Ever' - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Poet Al Jalawi: Violence Against Writers in Bahrain 'as Bad as Ever' - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The poet Ali Al Jalawi has been imprisoned twice in his home country Bahrain. He has now fled to Germany where he spoke to SPIEGEL about the dangers facing writers and activists -- and why, despite everything, he wants to return home.
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Bahrain must end harassment of critical reporters - rights group - AlertNet

Bahrain must end harassment of critical reporters - rights group - AlertNet | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
DUBAI, July 20 (Reuters) - An international rights group called on Bahrain to stop harassment and intimidation of reporters critical of the government, which crushed weeks of protests earlier this year.
The U.S .-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said in a statement released late on Tuesday that it had documented cases of two journalists dying in custody and many others being detained or assaulted in the Gulf island kingdom.
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Journalist harassed after press briefing in Bahrain | Front Line

Journalist harassed after press briefing in Bahrain | Front Line | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Following a press briefing organised by the Irish delegation of medical, political and human rights figures at the end of their visit to Bahrain on 14 July 2011 the journalist Ms Reem Khalifa was surrounded by pro-Government protesters and abused and harassed. The protesters then called the police and claimed one of their number had been struck on the jaw. Eye witnesses to the encounter have testified that no person was struck and that it was Ms Reem Khalifa who was the victim of harassment and that she then walked away from the confrontation in the hotel lobby
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Shame on you Bahrain TV.

Shame on you Bahrain TV. | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
If there is ever a reason for shutting down the joke that is called “our national television”, then it’s their broadcasting a “crawl txt message” in their ticker describing the majority of the country’s population with a completely offensive and...
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Foreign journalists face continued harassment and restrictions by Bahrain authorities | Bahrain Center for Human Rights

Foreign journalists face continued harassment and restrictions by Bahrain authorities | Bahrain Center for Human Rights | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
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