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IAA to Start Legal Procedures against The Independent
12 : 03 AM - 15/06/2011
Manama, June 14 (BNA)Bahrain has today decided to start legal procedures regarding the British Independent newspaper for repeatedly publishing wrong and defamatory information to tarnish its image.
The Information Affairs Authority has commissioned a UK-based legal firm to start legal procedures against the British daily.
“The Independent has deliberately published a
series of unrealistic and provocative articles targeting Bahrain and the Kingdom
of 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. In this regard, he cited particularly
leading Independent Middle-East based reporter Robert Fisk. Mr. Al-Maawda
called upon all media to observe accuracy and objectivity and project the true
image, adding that all doors remain open to visit Bahrain and gauge the real
situation on the ground as the Kingdom is steadily regaining normality and

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