Press Release: Bahraini ISPs Impose Internet Curfew in Protest Village

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Contact: [email protected] Twitter: @bhwatch August 4, 2016   New Investigation Finds Bahrain ISPs Imposing “Internet Curfew” in Protest Area   A new technical investigation published today by Bahrain Watch finds evidence that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Batelco and Zain have been deliberately degrading and disabling Internet services every night in the village of Duraz between… Read more »

US-Australian facial recognition system may be used in Bahrain security crackdown

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  A Bahrain Watch investigation reveals that two companies (Pelco and iOmniscient) are likely supplying Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior with a facial recognition system that could be employed to identify protesters and dissidents in crowds; the CEO of iOmniscient confirmed his company’s involvement in a report in the Sydney Morning Herald. Bahrain’s government has a track… Read more »

Middle East Solidarity Dayschool – March 12

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Speakers include: Omar Barghouti, Ala’a Shehabi, Sameh Naguib, Joseph Daher, Anne Alexander, Muzna al-Naib, Adam Hanieh, Jad Bouharoun, Sherif Azer, Ahmed Mansoor and Kerem Nisancioglu   This dayschool will provide an essential guide for activists and trade unionists who want to understand more about how ordinary people across the Middle East continue to resist military… Read more »

At Least 250 Journalists/Observers Denied Access to Bahrain Since 2011

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    Following the arrest and deportation of four American journalists from Bahrain this week, Bahrain Watch can now confirm that the total number of journalists, suspected activists, aid workers and NGO observers that have been denied access to the country is over 250. The journalists deported this week – Anna Therese Day and three… Read more »