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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 »

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In an agreement worth more than $1.1 million USD ($1.5m CAD or 410,000 BD), a Canadian company called Netsweeper last month placed an invited bid with Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) to implement a “National Website Filtering Solution.”  Given that the government of Bahrain has employed website filtering technology in the past to block access… Read more »

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Bahrain Watch seeks full-time Sustainability Director, to begin as soon as possible.   Since our founding in 2012, Bahrain Watch’s members have worked to improve government transparency and accountability in Bahrain, and have conducted a series of major investigations resulting in high-level legal actions, tightened export controls, and a greater awareness both locally and internationally… Read more »

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The Bahraini government acquired Hacking Team’s spyware known as Remote Control System (RCS) in 2014   Following the cyber attack against the Italian spyware company Hacking Team, Wikileaks published a searchable database of over a million emails which were leaked from the company’s servers. More than 1300 emails mention Bahrain. They reveal how, in 2014,… Read more »