Beyond Covid-19: a nine-year lockdown for Bahrain

22 May, 2020 | Press Releases

Live stream on Friday 22 May 2020, at 19.00 GMT+1 (Brussels time)

In this particular time, everyone’s eyes are on the COVID-19 emergency – rightfully so. The emergency presents us with new challenges, which have a deep impact on global politics and society. While our daily lives may feel like they are somewhat “on hold”, human rights violations have not been suspended: on the contrary, they may even intensify due to the implications of this pandemic. 

Therefore, we decided to organise a weekly panel discussion to not forget about important human rights issues, bringing them directly to peoples’ houses through easily accessible social media.  

This week’s “Beyond COVID-19” broadcast entitled “A nine-year lockdown for Bahrain” will feature a pool of experts and activists in the field of human rights to discuss how the COVID19 pandemic has been affecting the situation in Bahrain, addressing both the pre-existing context and the current effect on human rights, individual freedom and the respect for social healthcare.

The live stream is on Friday 22 May 2020, at 19.00 GMT+1 (Brussels time). 

Links to NPWJ’s social media pages, on which the episode will be broadcast: