Bahrain Racing in Circles

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By Uhrra March 27, 2014 04:46

Bahrain Racing in Circles

Every year, the Bahraini government hopes the roar of Formula One cars will drown out criticism for the regime’s human rights violations. This year, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) asks you to ensure that does not happen.

An anti-government protester waves a Bahraini national flag on November 2013 as he sits next to a poster showing news photographer Ahmed Humaidan, whose trial began on 12 February 2013. Humaidan received a 10-year jail sentence by a Bahraini court on 26 March 2014.

An anti-government protester waves a Bahraini national flag on November 2013 as he sits next to a poster showing news photographer Ahmed Humaidan, whose trial began on 12 February 2013. Humaidan received a 10-year jail sentence by a Bahraini court on 26 March 2014.
Join a global call to action asking the government to allow journalists to report freely in Bahrain, whether they cover changing tires on the racetrack or burning tires on the street. Your participation in this Thunderclap action will create a social media flash mob timed to the starting gun of the F1 race on April 6, 2014, at 6 p.m. local Bahraini time/11 a.m. EST. Have your voice heard over the roar of race car engines.

Let’s achieve the goal of reaching an audience of 1.3 million people—one for every person in Bahrain.

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