‘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 Hacked Lawyers and Activists with UK Spyware

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  New evidence has emerged suggesting that the Bahraini government infected the computers of some of the country’s most prominent lawyers, activists and politicians with the malicious FinFisher spy software (also known as FinSpy).  The infections would have enabled the government to steal passwords and files, and spy through an infected computer’s webcam and microphone. … 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 »

Korean Officials Reiterate Ban On Tear Gas Exports To Bahrain

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Government reassurances must be codified in legislation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: [email protected] Twitter: @bhwatch 26 March, 2014 A Bahrain Watch delegation has returned from a weeklong visit to Seoul, at the invitation of South Korean civil society activists.  The purpose of the trip was to educate the government and public about ongoing human rights violations and… Read more »