Online resource for coverage of Bahrain 14th August Protests

Online resource for coverage of Bahrain 14th August Protests

https://www.bahrainaugust14.com

Bahrain Justice and Development Movement is working in collaboration with others to provide an online resource for coverage of the mass protests expected in Bahrain onWednesday 14th August 2013. Throughout the 14th it will feature a live blog with material sourced from social media, as well as original material from activists on the ground. The site currently features latest news in the run up to the day, as well as a timeline of recent events.

Heavy repression is expected from the security forces, with the Prime Minister already issuing direct threats to those participating. A number of security measures have already been put in place, including the erecting of barbed wire around residential areas.

With access to journalists being restricted we urge members of the press to use the site as a resource for coverage of what looks set to be a day to reignite the uprising in Bahrain. Visit here to sign up to receive regular email alerts throughout the day https://www.bahrainaugust14.com/p/media.html
Please see the press release below from the organisers of the site:
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Press Release: Bahrain: Mass demonstrations expected August 14th, amidst heavy crackdown

On Wednesday 14th August 2013, thousands of Bahrainis are planning to take to the streets, under the banner “Tamarrod Bahrain”, inspired by recent events in Egypt. The protests are expected to kick into life the 2-year-old uprising, that has thus far failed to produce any meaningful reform.

The authorities in Bahrain have already announced new measures prohibiting protests in the capital city, Manama, in a bid to combat the planned demonstrations. However, Bahrainis have made it clear that they reject such measures and will insist upon their right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.

This press release is to announce to the world media an online resource covering the days in the run up to and including August 14th. A website has been launched, www.bahrainaugust14.com, which will be updated with the latest information and include a live blog on the day. All material will be vetted and checked for authenticity and will be provided by activists on the ground and the monitoring of social media.

We welcome journalists to use this page in covering the events in Bahrain on August 14th, as well as to be in contact with us to provide potential interviews with Bahraini opposition figures both inside and outside the country.

The webpage is run by members of Bahrain Watch, Bahrain Justice Development Movement, and other Bahraini individuals.

Contact: 

www.bahrainaugust14.com

Dominic Kavakeb – dominic@bahrainjdm.org – +447545965302

John Horne –  johnehorne@gmail.com

Ahmed Ali – a7medali01@gmail.com

Please visit http://www.bahrainaugust14.com/p/background-and-faq.html for further information and a background to the protests. 

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