‘Fabrigate’: How State-Controlled Media Continues Its ‘Inflammatory’ Coverage Through Fabricated Reports

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Bahrain Watch today released its Fabrigate project, listing 25 news stories that exemplify how state propaganda fabricates quotes by high-profile officials to support the Bahraini government’s narrative.   Since the 2011 pro-democracy protests, state-run Bahrain News Agency and state-controlled newspapers, published a barrage of fake stories; from British Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt blaming violence… Read more »

Bahrain government signs new $20m PR contract

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Western Firms Profit by Promoting Government’s Image as Abuses Continue FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: [email protected] Twitter: @bhwatch April 16, 2014 Bahrain Watch expresses its serious concern about a new $20 million contract between the Economic Development Board and PR firms Bell Pottinger and Consulum, signed amid ongoing human rights abuses.  This latest deal, to “restore [Bahrain’s]… Read more »

Western PR Firms Compete for Fresh Multi-Million Dollar Contract with Bahrain Govt

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: [email protected] Twitter: @bhwatch October 14, 2013 WESTERN PR FIRMS COMPETE FOR FRESH MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT WITH BAHRAIN GOVT Six major British and American public relations firms have made bids of between 1.9 and 25.7 million US dollars to win a new PR contract offered by the Bahraini government, as it seeks… Read more »

The “Trivially Fake” Wikileaks Cable that Fooled Bahrain’s Press and Parliament

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On 11 September 2013, Bahrain’s Daily Tribune newspaper featured a huge front page splash: “WIKILEAKS PUTS MP IN THE DOCK”.  The report, citing “reports in the media,” claimed that Bahraini MP Osama Al-Tamimi held secret meetings with US Ambassador Thomas Krajeski in May and June 2012, in which the MP provided the Ambassador with private… Read more »