Blocked websites in Bahrain

Since Ministerial Order #1 of 2009 by the new minister of Information was issued, this list is woefully inadequate as the blocked sites in Bahrain now number in the hundreds if not the thousands due to the method of blocking employed (keyword, URL, description, etc). A campaign has been mounted by active bloggers in Bahrain who need your help to help yourself. Please go and sign the Petition Against Internet Censorship. The more people sign it, the more of a chance there is that this order will be rescinded.

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Mahmood Al-Yousif
10 February 2009


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[update 6 Aug, ’08]
UNBLOCKED: ba7rainss.com blocked originally under Administrative Order number 2008/16 has been unblocked by the MoI on 24 July, ’08 “after the site owners agreed to abide by the law and not spread sectarian hatred” according to a report in Alwasat newspaper on 30 July, ’08

UNBLOCKED: bahrainforums.com blocked originally under Administrative Order number 2008/16 has been unblocked by the MoI on 24 July, ’08 “after the site owners agreed to abide by the law and not spread sectarian hatred” according to a report in Alwasat newspaper on 30 July, ’08

BLOCKED: vob.org of the Bahrain Freedom Movement was added to the list as a verified blocked site.

[updated 31 July 08 – Tested the following sites through a Zain@Home internet connection]
3radnet.com – works
aafaq.org – works
ahraralbahrain.com – abandoned
albawaba.com – works
aldair.net – works
aldemokrati.org – works
alduraz.net – blocked
alhiyak.net – abandoned
alialasghar.net – works
almahfood.com – blocked
althaqlain.com – works
alsaheefa.net – works
annaqed.com – works
arabchurch.com – works
arabtimes.com – works
awaal.net – blocked
bab-albahrain.net – works
bahrainonline.org – works
bahrainrights.org – works
bahraintimes.org – blocked
bander.allfreehost.net – abandoned
bchr.net – works
bintjbeil.org – works
benkerishan.com – blocked
benkerishan.blogspot.com – blocked
bhteachers.orgworks
eskanaali.com – blocked
freecopts.net – works
haaq.org – blocked
hrinfo.net – blocked
juffair.com – works
karbabadiat.net – works
karzakan.com – works
kurdtimes.com – works
ladeeni.networks
malkiya.net – works
members.tripod.com/bahrain3 – blocked
montadayat.org – works
nasr-b.com – works
playboy.com – works
rezgar.com – works
sex.com – works
shahrakkan.org – abandoned
shaheedbh.com – abandoned
tubli.netabandoned
vob.org – works
wattani.net – works
yahosein.com – works

[UPDATE 3 Aug 08]

Instructions to unblock both aldair.net and saronline.org has been issued on July 30th, 2008 under Administrative Order number 2008/193.

Instructions to block wattaninet.net has been issued on July 31st, 2008 under Administrative Order number 2008/193.

Admin Order for wattaninet.net updated in the table above. saronline.org was not listed in our table. aldair.net removed. Total known sites blocked now stand at 38.

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