Bahrain Watch Launches the Bahrain Budget Transparency Project
Bahrain Watch organization launched the “Bahrain Budget Transparency Project”, which it said would make it easier for the public to access Bahraini government data. “We are starting with a repository of state budget data for the past 20 years,” it stated.
Bahrain Watch Unveils Bot Army on Twitter Targeting Al-Jazeera Channel
Bahrain Watch said that Al-Jazeera Channel was targeted on Twitter by bot army. The organization published a report on its website saying that central to the Qatar Crisis has been the existence of Al Jazeera. Right from the beginning of the crisis, which was prompted by the alleged hacking of the Qatar News Agency by the UAE, Al Jazeera has been targeted by propaganda bots on Twitter.
Bahrain Watch: 250 Days of Internet Shutdown in Diraz Costs Residents Over $500,000
Bahrain Watch organization has estimated the cost of internet shutdown on residents to be over $500 thousands, noting that telecom companies in Bahrain have been deliberately disrupting internet services in the village of Diraz between 7:00pm-1:00am everyday for 250 days.
IISS Executive Director Steps down after Scandal of Receiving £25 Million from Bahrain
The executive director of a leading British think tank, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) that organizes the “Manama Dialogue” forum, has quietly stepped down after a British newspaper revealed that IISS has received £25 million from Bahraini royals.
UK Charity Commission Investigates Complaint against ISIS Regarding Receiving £25m from Bahrain
The UK Charity Commission has confirmed it is investigating a complaint filed against a London-based think-tank into whether it compromised its independence by accepting confidential financing from Bahrain.
#200MoreStories: Bahrain Watch Launches Website in Response to British Council’s Competition Celebrating 200 Years of Colonialism
Bahrain Watch launched a website entitled 200 More Stories, in response to a The #200stories Competition launched by the British Council to celebrate “200 years of relations between the UK and Bahrain”
Bahrain Watch: Diraz Internet shutdown has Cost Residents more than 100,000 DB
Bahrain Watch said that Diraz Internet shutdown has cost residents more than 100,000 Bahraini Dinars (about 265,000 USD).
How Did “Bahrain Watch” Tests Prove Bahraini Gov’t Technique in Deliberate Cut of Internet in Diraz?
Internet and digital security expert Bill Marczak believes Bahraini government's war is stretching from the streets of Diraz to reach the Internet.
Bahrain Government Takes Direct Control over Internet through Central System that Blocks Websites
Bahraini authorities said telecommunications companies in Bahrain that provide internet services are obliged to purchase unified technical system that blocks websites.
Bahrain Watch: Leading Bahraini ISPs, Batelco, Viva & Zain are Blocking Telegram Traffic
Bahrain Watch said it recently received reports that some users in Bahrain were having trouble accessing Telegram app.
Bahrain Watch: How Bahrain Obtained Italian Surveillance Programs
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Bahrain Watch revealed, in an article it published on its website, “how, in 2014, the government of Bahrain obtained Hacking Team’s Remote Control System (RCS).”
Bahrain Watch: We Identified Targeted Digital Attack on Bahraini Activists Abroad
Bahrain Watch announced it identified a very recent targeted digital attack by an anonymous group on a number of Bahraini Activists living outside Bahrain.