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Bahrain’s Assault on Free Press

Bahrain’s Assault on Free Press

by Emile Nakhleh The Bahraini government’s decision on June 4 to shutter al-Wasat indefinitely yet again underscores the regime’s on-going assault on the freedom of expression and independent media. The information ministry claimed in its statement that it shut down ...

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Al Wasat newspaper gagged for past month

Al Wasat newspaper gagged for past month

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Bahraini government to lift its ban on the country’s only independent media outlet, the Arabic-language daily Al Wasat, which is still closed a month being suspended “until further notice” by the information ministry ...

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