06 Apr '11, 11pm

TODAYonline | #Bahrain deports two reporters of opposition paper via @TODAYonline

The Bahraini authorities on Tuesday deported two journalists working for the opposition's main newspaper accused of unethical coverage of the Shia uprising against the Sunni rulers. The deported journalists from the Al Wasat newspaper are both Iraqi. Their colleagues said they have been working for the newspaper - Bahrain's most popular - since 2005. Bahrain has sharply tightened Internet and media controls under the military rule imposed last month after weeks of protests by the tiny Gulf island kingdom's Shia majority. The authorities reversed a ban on Al Wasat print and online editions on Sunday after its editor-in-chief, Mr Mansoor Al Jamri, and two other top editors stepped down. AP

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