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Your Uncle is Deaf

Your Uncle is Deaf

25 Jul, '0810 Comments

Or as we say in Bahrain: 3mmek asmakh, an epithet normally reserved for situations where no matter how much advice one gives, even very reasonable and much needed advice, the receiver of such words of wisdom is completely and utterly deaf to those words. Such is the situation with the Ministry of Information, or at […]

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Retooling the press law

5 May, '086 Comments

The Bahraini Press and Publications Law number 47 of 2002 has been contentious since the day it was promulgated. It has gone through a couple of revisions, one of them unwritten when the prime minister ordered a freeze on journalists’ imprisonment, but it fell far short from what journalists and writers were striving for. The […]

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M.Report S01E16 – BJA launches an Anti-sectarian code of ethics

5 May, '082 Comments

The Bahrain Journalists Association launched a much needed anti-sectarian code of ethics as part of them recognising the World Press Freedom Day. Bloggers should join too.

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M.Report S01E14 – Welcome to Bahrainistan!

30 Apr, '087 Comments

With our parliamentarians falling over each other to turn Bahrain into a theocratic state as they prepare for extended summer holidays, we will be left with a lot of heartache to contend with, while they enjoy 5 whole fully paid months of R&R. Make no mistake my friends, the issues is NOT about banning alcohol. […]

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Welcome home Fouad!

Welcome home Fouad!

26 Apr, '087 Comments

Saudi Jeans reports that Fouad Al-Farhan has been released from custody after a 137 days incarceration, held without any charges. We don’t know the details of his release and what he had to give up or sign for the authorities to finally let him go, I suspect we will hear his stories quite soon – […]

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