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 »

Liam Fox’s ties to intelligence firm hired by Bahrain

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  Yesterday, former Guardian Middle East editor Brian Whitaker wrote on his blog (which was followed by an article in the Independent) about the upcoming “Bahrain Independent Symposium”. By the looks of it, this is likely to be another high profile international PR attempt by the Bahraini government. One of the two co-sponsors of this… Read more »

Bahrain government hires 18 western companies to improve image after unrest

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BAHRAIN GOVT HIRES 18 WESTERN COMPANIES TO IMPROVE IMAGE AFTER UNREST New Project to Track Govt Spin Campaign Shows Over $32M Spent on PR [Manama] The Government of Bahrain has spent or allocated at least US$ 32.5 million for the services of eighteen different London and Washington DC based companies, to improve its image in… Read more »