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WikiLeaks: Gulf Air and other shenanigans

WikiLeaks: Gulf Air and other shenanigans

5 Jan, '118 Comments

6. (C) The Gulf Air board, now controlled entirely by the GOB, made clear to Naff its vision for Gulf Air as a robust, revitalized national carrier. The airline needed to grow rather than shrink. In October 2007, Gulf Air signed an MOU to purchase Boeing Dreamliners. However, the board reversed itself shortly thereafter, citing […]

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The efficacy of Internet filtering

The efficacy of Internet filtering

5 Jan, '113 Comments

If there ever was a reason not to trust Internet filters, even from a world authority like McAfee in this case, then the blocking of my friend Amira Al-Hussaini’s website is a case in point. For some reason, the “smart filter”, which is purportedly used by most telcos in the Gulf, has mistakenly categorised her […]

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Another site blocked in Bahrain

Another site blocked in Bahrain

4 Jan, '119 Comments

With the strange blocking of Silly Bahraini Girl, I can no longer speculate as to what the government’s policy, standards or strategy employed other than a heavy handed approach in stifling speech and them hoping – or actually believing – that such methods actually work in this day and age. Amira Al-Hussaini’s blog’s content is […]

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Wishing you a very happy ’11

Wishing you a very happy ’11

31 Dec, '1013 Comments

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Lawn Problems, sorry Gaia, I had to give up

Lawn Problems, sorry Gaia, I had to give up

31 Dec, '100 Comments

I’ve succumbed. But before I go on, have a look at the state of my lawn now: and this is how is used to look like just 3 years ago: Can you imagine my distress every time I walk into the garden now with the images of how it used to look like firmly in […]

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