Bahrain

1.3 million people
15,920 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Not Free
Press:
Not Free
Not Free

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written by
Laurna Strikwerda
Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa

How U.S. institutions handle the situation in Ferguson, Missouri will have a global impact.

Moves by Bahrain’s Justice Ministry to temporarily disband three opposition parties in advance of general elections signals that the government does not intend to have elections that are free and fair.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Middle East and North Africa

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), Freedom House, Human Rights First, Just Foreign Policy, Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and Reporters Without Borders call for the release of the internationally-known Bahraini photographer Ahmed Humaidan, who is to receive the National Press Club’s John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award “in absentia” in Washington, D.C. this evening. He has been held since December 29, 2012 in Bahrain.

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Middle East and North Africa

The decision to declare Mr. Malinowski 'unwelcome' in Bahrain is unwarranted and wrongfully prevents him doing what he's suppossed to be doing, which is meeting with human rights advocates to understand the full picture of what is going on in Bahrain.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Human Rights Defense, U.S. Foreign Policy
Regions: 
Middle East and North Africa

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