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#FreeMaryam: Protesters deliver message to Foreign Office

#FreeMaryam: Protesters deliver message to Foreign Office

Today a protest was held outside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office calling for the UK government to condemn the regime in Bahrain and support the release of human rights campaigner Maryam Alkhawaja and her father, Abdulhadi Alkhawaja, who has been in prison in the country since 2011.

Bahrain: Human rights defender remains jailed

Prominent regime critic Maryam Alkhawaja was detained at Bahrain International Airport on Friday as she tried to enter the country

Revealed: The British exports that crush free expression

Revealed: The British exports that crush free expression

The Arab Spring has not stopped Britain from helping crush free expression by selling crowd control ammunition to authoritarian states including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Alex Stevenson reports

Don’t let Bahrain forget its human rights violations

Every year, the Bahraini government hopes the roar of Formula One cars will drown out criticism for the regime’s human rights violations. This year, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) asks you to ensure that does not happen. How to Show Your Support 1. Join

Eight women who fought for freedom of expression in the last year

Eight women who fought for freedom of expression in the last year

On International Women's Day, we salute all the women around the world who stand up for freedom of expression

Three years after Arab Spring officials thwart digital dissent

Three years after Arab Spring officials thwart digital dissent

The “social media revolutions” once had tyrants fearing their imminent demise. Now Twitter users from Marrakech to Manama know — call for political reforms, joke about a sensitive topic, or expose government abuse and you could end up in jail. Adrian Shahbaz reports

We must demand an end to the culture of impunity

We must demand an end to the culture of impunity

On the eve of the International Day To End Impunity, we look back at the journalists intimidated, attacked and killed in 2013

Red Arrows hit Bahrain as Britain bids to sell weapons to royal family

Red Arrows hit Bahrain as Britain bids to sell weapons to royal family

Display team hits repressive kingdom amid negotiations over fighter jets contract. Padraig Reidy reports

Bahrain Center for Human Rights wins Norwegian Rafto Prize

Bahrain Center for Human Rights wins Norwegian Rafto Prize

BCHR was awarded the human rights prize for its peaceful fight for fundamental rights in Bahrain

What does state press control look like?

What does state press control look like?

In light of the UK's Royal Charter on newspaper regulation, we look at 10 countries where the government has a hand in controlling the press

Bahrain’s government strangles opposition with impunity

Bahrain’s government strangles opposition with impunity

As Bahrain braces itself for its fourth yearly cycle of revolt, progress looks bleak. The regime continues to target human rights defenders and journalists, Ahmed Ali writes

The cost of tweeting in Bahrain

The cost of tweeting in Bahrain

A Bahraini teenager has been given jail time for a tweet. Sara Yasin looks at how the country has pursued users of the popular social networking site

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