Bahrain to sue 'Independent'
Manama, June 15, 2011
Bahrain has decided to sue British newspaper 'Independent' for repeatedly publishing 'wrong and defamatory information', a report said.
The Bahrain Information Affairs Authority has commissioned a UK-based legal firm to file a case against the daily, the report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister newspaper said.
“The Independent has deliberately published a series of unrealistic and provocative articles targeting Bahrain and Saudi Arabia,” publications director-general and acting Press and external media director general Nawaf Mohammed Al Maawda said.
He accused the British daily of orchestrating a defamatory and premeditated media campaign against both countries, failing to abide by professional impartiality and credibility in its one-sided news coverage and reports.
He cited, particularly, Independent’s leading Middle East-based reporter Robert Fisk.
Al Maawda called upon all to be accurate and objective and project the true image, adding that all doors remain open to visit Bahrain and gauge the real situation on the ground as it steadily regains normality and stability.-TradeArabia News Service