Rights Groups to F1: Reconsider Plans For Bahrain F1 As Crackdown Intensifies

22 June 2017 – Human rights campaigners have told Formula 1 to “reconsider its plans for a 2018 race in Bahrain”, citing a crackdown on press freedoms and police brutality ahead of this weekend’s Baku Grand Prix. The Bahrain race has been controversial since its cancellation in 2011 and contentious return in 2012, during which[…]

Five-year anniversary of the death of 22-year-old photojournalist Ahmed Ismail Hassan

Today, 31 March 2017, marks the five-year anniversary of the death of 22-year-old Ahmed Ismail Hassan. Hassan was a photojournalist in Bahrain who the government authorities killed during a protest in Salmabad, Bahrain. According to the Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ), Hassan is one of three journalists killed in Bahrain since 2011. On 31 March[…]