The King of Bahrain’s High Society Diplomacy

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On 3rd February 2013, the King of Bahrain met with Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the 6th Duke of Westminster. As well as being the richest British person, Gerald Grosvenor is chairman of G3, a strategic advisory firm hired by Bahrain’s Information Affairs Authority in 2011 to ‘develop a media campaign to support Bahrain’s position in the international community’…. Read more »

Access Denied in January to an Academic, Journalists, Football Fans & Tourists

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One month ago, Bahrain Watch launched Access Denied. The project documents over 200 individuals who have been kept out of Bahrain since the start of the popular uprising in February 2011. Despite the government’s continued claims of holding an “open-door policy”, the problem of access denial persisted across January. A particularly serious case occurred on… Read more »

حكومة البحرين تغلق الباب بوجه العالم

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حكومة البحرين تغلق الباب بوجه العالم أكثر من 200 صحفي و مراقب و عامل إغاثة منعوا من دخول البحرين منذ فبراير 2011 [المنامة] لا تزال حكومة البحرين متهمةً بانتهاكاتها الخطيرة و المستمرة لحقوق الإنسان، و قد قدمت رداً على ذلك العديد من الالتزامات و الوعود بالإصلاح. لكن مع ذلك فإن الحكومة تقوم بإبعاد الصحفيين و… Read more »

Bahrain Government Shuts Out the World

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BAHRAIN GOVERNMENT SHUTS OUT THE WORLD More Than 200 Journalists, Observers, Aid Workers Kept Out Since February 2011 [Manama] Bahrain’s government stands accused of serious and ongoing human rights violations, and has made many commitments to reform. However, the Government is keeping out journalists, members of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), researchers, politicians, activists, and other outside… Read more »