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ISP fined BD43,927.120 for NOT blocking websites!

ISP fined BD43,927.120 for NOT blocking websites!

1 Sep, '106 Comments

The TRA just issued a hefty fine of BD43,927.120 (that’s US$116,517.56 to non-believers) against 2Connect, you know, the blue man people with the funky YouTube skit? Their just dessert for not blocking Internet sites.

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Shame on you Bahrain TV.

Shame on you Bahrain TV.

30 Aug, '1028 Comments

If there is ever a reason for shutting down the joke that is called “our national television”, then it’s their broadcasting a “crawl txt message” in their ticker describing the majority of the country’s population with a completely offensive and derogatory word. At around 1.30am this morning, their ticker tape included the word “rawafidh” according […]

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Congratulations? Really? Really?

Congratulations? Really? Really?

30 Aug, '106 Comments

Two men suspected of attempting to assassinate the editor of a Bahrain newspaper have been arrested early this morning. The duo, aged 27 and 21, have admitted attacking Al Watan managing editor Muhannad Abu Zeitoun, Public Security chief Major General Tariq bin Dayna said. They have been referred to the Public Prosecution, he said. Mr […]

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Parallels in dealing with terrorism

Parallels in dealing with terrorism

27 Aug, '1023 Comments

Bahrain is now on fire. Officially. The King has unambiguously unleashed the security apparatus’ hand in “dealing with saboteurs and terrorists”; those who burn tyres in the streets and lob molotov cocktails on all and sundry. Good, said many. “Deal with them with an iron fist” said others, and recently, we’ve had the usual posse […]

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Sorry, you want me to vote for one of these?

Sorry, you want me to vote for one of these?

20 Aug, '1049 Comments

Are you kidding me? And you want me to actually take the time to cast my vote? No thanks.

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