The Press in Bahrain: Restricting the Word and Blocking Freedom

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) issued a new report, in both Arabic and English languages, entitled “The Press in Bahrain: Restricting the Word and Blocking Freedom”. This report highlights the most prominent violations and laws that restrict the right to freedom of expression and opinion and to publish it.

The report is based on an analytical study of Bahraini laws and legislation restricting freedom of the press, and shows their incompatibility with international treaties, charters, and agreements. The report will show the reality of the Bahraini press, documenting the violations committed against journalists and workers in the press field.

The report concluded with a set of recommendations, the most important of which is the immediate and unconditional release of all media professionals, and prisoners of conscience who have been arrested for expressing their opinions or for their work in the field of journalism and media.

To read the full report, click here

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