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Bahrain, a year on

Bahrain, a year on

11 Feb, '1212 Comments

I don’t have much to add about the situation in Bahrain with the first anniversary of the Bahraini Spring just three days away other than to reiterate that there still is no honest attempt to find a solution and get us on the path of reconciliation. The general “wisdom” seems to be to crush the […]

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Albawasil need protection!

Albawasil need protection!

30 Jan, '126 Comments

And so they should. A security officer’s job is thankless, hard and requires intelligence, self-control, continuous training and much empathy with people of all walks of life. They also continuously have to make tough choices which must always fall within the rule of law; hence, their continuous appropriate training is critical. The title of “albawasil” […]

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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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