The Islamic Sharia, in so far as it is interpreted and exploited as the principal source of legislation in Bahrain, has a negative impact on women's rights and dignity in the private sphere. With regards to the public sphere, women are entitled to participate in public affairs and enjoy political rights including the rights to vote and to stand for elections.
Reporters Without Borders is concerned about freedom of expression in Bahrain. In the past couple of months, two journalists have been charged because of what they wrote and the information ministry has stepped up Internet filtering.
Reporters sans frontières s’inquiète pour la situation de la liberté d’expression. En 2 mois, deux journalistes ont été poursuivis en raison de la publication de leurs articles et le ministère de l’Information a élargi sa campagne de filtrage d’Internet.