More Than 200 Journalists, Observers, Aid Workers Kept Out Since February 2011

03 Jan 2013

[Manama] Bahrain’s government stands accused of serious and ongoing human rights violations, and has made many commitments to reform. However, the Government is keeping out journalists, members of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), researchers, politicians, activists, and other outside observers -- precisely the people who can report on the progress of reforms, or lack thereof. This is according to a new project called Access Denied <> launched on Thursday by research and activist group Bahrain Watch. The ongoing goal of Access Denied is to shine light on the Government’s policy of keeping people out.

The Access Denied project contains an interactive timeline and database of individuals kept out, an online form to document new such cases, and a report that details the project’s findings in full.

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