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Journalists watchdog calls for respect of media people

Bahrain Journalists Association on Wednesday condemned the maltreatment of journalist Nazeeha Al Saeed

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Manama: Bahrain Journalists Association (BJA) on Wednesday condemned the maltreatment of journalist Nazeeha Al Saeed and called upon all parties to respect media people and allow them access to information with ease.

Nazeeha, a Bahrain-based reporter for France 24 and Radio Monte Carlo has complained that she had been roughly treated at a police station where she had been summoned.

Her complaint sparked an order by Shaikh Rashid Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, the interior minister, to launch an investigation into the case.

"We thank Shaikh Rashid for his decision and we call for the full application of the law and regulations following the investigation," the BJA said. "We want to make sure that the safety of all journalists is preserved and that all those who do not show respect for journalists or deny them the right to perform their duty or to carry out their mission to be reprimanded in accordance with the law," the association, an umbrella for Bahrain-based journalists, said.

The interior ministry should brief the BJA on the investigation findings, the association said.

 

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