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An Arab man's attempt at bridging the cultural gap and trying to make a difference. Failing a lot. Succeeding once in a while.

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A glimmer of light at the end of a rather dark tunnel

A glimmer of light at the end of a rather dark tunnel

28 Jan, '1252 Comments

A group of Bahrainis gathered this morning at Al-Uruba Club, one of the oldest cultural clubs and apparently on their own initiative, to work out a plan to rescue this country from the various ills that has befallen this country. The meeting was led by the highly respected Dr Ali Fakhro, scholar, an ex-minister who […]

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Bassiouni’s Disappointment

Bassiouni’s Disappointment

27 Jan, '1218 Comments

Professor Cherif Bassiouni is visibly disappointed with the regime’s response to his BICI report and is frustrated with the pace of adoption of its recommendations. While he suggests that the US administration should have a more active and visible role into urging the Bahraini regime to accelerate reforms as pointed out in his report and […]

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Government admits the ineffectiveness of censorship

Government admits the ineffectiveness of censorship

25 Jan, '124 Comments

With six international human rights organizations releasing stinging reports on the freedom of expression in the Arab world, Bahrain was not spared any of that wrath. And deservedly so for the thousands of websites which have been blocked over the past ten years, a campaign which has intensified especially over the last few years. The […]

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Destroying a Revolution

Destroying a Revolution

25 Jan, '1238 Comments

One of the most important ways to “win” a revolution in this day and age is the effective use of media tools and keeping your struggle peaceful. That wins you supporters both locally and internationally who can exert pressure on the ruling regime to elicit positive change. The minute that this struggle morphs into violence, […]

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Just how long will “Silmiyya” last?

Just how long will “Silmiyya” last?

21 Jan, '1223 Comments

Not very long, I think. After close to 60 people giving their lives up for their country in under a year, with this number set to rise, by all indications, with thousands dismissed for their jobs for no good reason, for hundreds still in prison just for expressing their opinions and for untold police brutality […]

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