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Bahrain is heading towards the adoption of a new press and e-media law that would preserve the rights of journalists and media persons and would criminalize whoever assaults a journalist. During a Cabinet session held earlier this week, Bahrain’s ministers discussed a draft press and e-media Law that would replace Law 47/2002 on the Organization of the Press, Printing and Publishing. Bahrain Minister of Information Affairs Ali Al-Rumeihi told Asharq al-Awsat newspaper that the new law would guarantee press and media freedoms in line with ethical and professional standards.