Every human rights defender must play their role, and my role in exile has been to make sure that the world knows what's happening in Bahrain and the Gulf. 

Here are a selection of the interviews I have given over the past several years as part of that mission.

Why Sudanese Doctors Are Being Targeted With Violence, 2019

‘They are cutting people off from their right, their fundamental right, to seek treatment’ — This is how military forces in Sudan are targeting the country’s medical community and putting civilians at risk.

Interview with AlJazeera on Bahrain executions, 2019

Bahrain has gone ahead with the execution of two men convicted of "terrorism charges", despite international concern about the fairness of their trial. A UN investigator and human rights groups had called for the suspension of the death sentence, but the men were shot by firing squad.

Interview at the International Journalism Festival, 2017

Maryam Al-Khawaja, Bahraini Human Rights Defender, discusses her role as a human rights activist in exile, and explains how the Trump administration is going to affect the human rights climate in Bahrain.

Upfront interview with Mehdi Hassan on AlJazeera - 2016

Described by some as the "forgotten revolution" of the Arab Spring, February 14 marks the fifth anniversary of the protest in Bahrain.

So, five years on, what are current realities on the ground?

Revolution is hard, Eyeliner is hard, 2016

Another Round podcast

Interview with MEE, 2014

Maryam Alkhawaja, co-director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, was released from prison on 19 September after being arrested at Bahrain International airport on 30 August.

Democracy Now interview, 2013

With Father and Sister Imprisoned, Exiled Bahraini Activist Maryam Alkhawaja Condemns Ongoing Abuses

BBC Hard Talk - 2012

Maryam Al Khawaja is a prominent Bahraini human rights campaigner.

Her father was recently sentenced to life in prison for allegedly plotting to overthrow the Bahraini Government.

Maryam Al-Khawaja tells Hardtalk's Stephen Sackur that Bahrain's strategic importance to the US and UK means that sometimes human rights violations have not been properly addressed.

Interview with Christian Amanpour on CNN, 2012

Interview on the human rights situation in Bahrain and relationship with the United States

Interview with the Atlantic Post

On the anniversary of the third year of protests in Bahrain, Maryam Al Khawaja, a Bahraini human rights activist, discusses the continuing stalemate with the pro-democracy movement, the conditions of a purported 3,000 political prisoners, including her own family members, and the geopolitical realities of the what she calls the inconvenient revolution. Video and interview by Multimedia Journalist Preethi Nallu with The Atlantic Post.

Interview with Frost Over the World

Bahrain's struggle for change