Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Bahrain government targets al-Wasat, a respectable newspaper and the only independent paper published in Bahrain

Al-Wasat has already been the target of physical attacks.  On Sunday, Mansour al-Jamri, a serious, moderate and important voice for reform, was replaced as editor by the paper's board over charges that news articles had been fabricated or plaigarized.  This was apparently the quid quo pro for the paper being allowed to resume publication.  Government linked papers detailed the plaigarism charges.

[Added] Two Iraqi journalists working for al-Wasat expelled from Bahrain.  Also see this helpful post on the government's effort to quash al-Wasat.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've had brief conversations with Mr. Al Jamri, and if you remember her was on an episode of the Doha Debates and spoke very well. Very sad to hear this.