Survey claims Bahrain is “best country for expatriates,” ignores human rights violations

On March 12, a survey conducted by the Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) ranked Bahrain as the “best country in the world for expats.” According to the state-run Bahrain News Agency (BNA), 66 percent of those expatriates surveyed said they were “very happy” to live in the country. The BNA notes that “the kingdom[…]

Bahrain quickly releases US journalists, but local reporters remain imprisoned

On Sunday February 14, Bahraini authorities arrested four American journalists including Anna Therese Day during the protests that marked the fifth anniversary of the 2011 mass pro-democracy uprising. Bahraini authorities detained them “as a result of their involvement in criminal acts, and because one was concealing his face at the time of his arrest.” Authorities[…]