BICI reminder to journalists
The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) would like to remind all reporters, editors, producers, bloggers, photo-journalists and anyone working in the journalism sector who has been subject to any human rights violations, termination of employment and/or harassment or sanction based on their work, to come forward with their complaints for documentation by Friday, 9th September in order to file their complaints.
It is imperative that the BICI is contacted as soon as possible in this regard. Forms to register complaints are available online at: http://www.bici.org.bh/?page_id=313 and the Commission can be reached on any of its five hotlines to set up appointments. Please be sure to identify yourself as a journalist when making the appointment.
The BICI is mandated to “investigate and report on the events occurring in Bahrain in February/March 2011, and any subsequent consequences arising out of the aforementioned events, and to make such recommendations as it may deem appropriate”. Its report is scheduled to be delivered on 30th October to HM King Hamad and will be made public in its entirety.