Bahraini regime arrests United States journalists

This video says about itself:

Qatari Agenda Drove Al Jazeera Coverage of Bahrain says Journalist Who Resigned in Protest

21 March 2012

Ali Hashem: Al Jazeera gave voice to dreams of the Arab world but has lost its credibility.

From Associated Press:

Witnesses Say 4 American Journalists Arrested in Bahrain

By Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Feb 15, 2016, 8:27 AM ET

Bahrain has arrested four American journalists covering the anniversary of its 2011 uprising amid a long crackdown on dissent in the tiny island nation, witnesses said Monday.

Bahrain said it detained the four for entering the country without obtaining a media visa and for “participating in an unlawful gathering.” The U.S. Embassy in Manama said in a statement Monday it was “aware of the arrest of four U.S. citizens in Bahrain” on Sunday but that it could not discuss the case due to privacy concerns.

The identities of the journalists and whether they worked for a specific media outlet was not immediately clear. …

On Sunday, police arrested a photographer working with the group, the two witnesses said. Later that night, police surrounded the area with checkpoints and arrested the other three, the witnesses said. The witnesses spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity for fear of being arrested.

Hundreds of young people shouting anti-government slogans took to the streets in Bahrain on Sunday despite a heavy police presence to mark the fifth anniversary of an uprising calling for political change in the tiny island kingdom: here.

How Bahrain’s crushed uprising spawned the Middle East’s sectarianism: here.

Champions for Justice: Bahrain’s Pro-Democracy Movement: here.

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