Transparency Society: the Need to Reward the
Press Instead of Suffocating it!

The President of the Transparency Society, Abdunabi Al-Ekri, criticized the law suits filed against Al-Ayam newspaper and was astonished regarding this. He stated that ‘Al Ayam should have been praised for its coverage, but it seems that this praise was turned into a law suit. We find that the press is being suffocated and restricted instead of being thanked’. Al Ekri called for the ratification of the (pending) press law including the amendments suggested by the Bahrain Journalists’ Society in order to have a clear document that can be referred to. He also called upon officials to be more patient and to tackle mistakes wisely.