PR firm continues to polish Bahrain’s image

Bahrain’s monarchy brutally cracked down on protests during the Arab Spring. To shore up its image abroad, the nation hired Qorvis Communication, which recently brought a delegation of ‘reformers’ to D.C.

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But these weren’t leaders of the protest movement that has challenged the country’s ruling Sunni monarchy. They were members of a “youth delegation” put together by a top American public relations firm, Qorvis, which has been working with Bahrain to shore up the country’s image in the United States.

The youth delegation’s modestly pro-reform message was mixed with sharp criticism of the opposition in Bahrain and complaints about negative media coverage in the U.S.

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