Bahrain abolishes jailing journalists in major amendments to press law

Bahrain’s Cabinet amended its Press, Printing and Publishing Law on Monday that included the abolition of jailing journalists. (File/AFP)
Bahrain’s Cabinet amended its Press, Printing and Publishing Law on Monday that included the abolition of jailing journalists. (File/AFP)
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Updated 06 April 2021

Bahrain abolishes jailing journalists in major amendments to press law

Bahrain’s Cabinet amended its Press, Printing and Publishing Law on Monday that included the abolition of jailing journalists. (File/AFP)
  • Bahrain’s Cabinet amended its Press, Printing and Publishing Law on Monday that included the abolition of jailing journalists
  • Journalists and writers expressed their gratitude toward King Hamad and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad for their support for freedom of expression and the profession

LONDON: Bahrain’s Cabinet amended its Press, Printing and Publishing Law on Monday that included the abolition of jailing journalists, and the addition of a major section regarding digital media, Bahraini daily Al-Ayyam reported.
The Cabinet also approved a memorandum of the Ministerial Committee for Legal and Legislative Affairs regarding the amendments of some provisions of the law to regulate press, printing and publishing.
Journalists and writers expressed their gratitude toward King Hamad and Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad for their support for freedom of expression and the profession.