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Nabeel Rajab

Nabeel Rajab

20 Aug, '122 Comments

I know Nabeel Rajab personally. I have very high respect for him and his ceaseless work to defend human rights and his activism in that regard. Everything I’ve read about him so far supports my conviction that I have not misread the man. The claims levied against him of violence instigation amongst a plethora of […]

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The Twitter Embassy

The Twitter Embassy

27 Dec, '1116 Comments

Two articles have been published over the past few days about the pioneer bloggers in this area of which I am privileged to be counted as one. The first article written by Sultan Al-Qassemi and the other published just today by Dr Mansoor Al-Jamri in his daily column in Al-Wasat newspaper in which he too […]

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The Conscience of Bahrain’s Environment

20 Jan, '102 Comments

Like thousands like me, us Bahrainis think that Khawla Al-Muhannadi epitomizes the conscienceless of the Bahraini environment. Through her work, columns and appearances she reminds us of the dying palm groves, the soiled sea, the suffocating mangroves and the urbanization that is threatening indigenous wildlife and their habitat.

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Witch hunt continues unabated

Witch hunt continues unabated

29 Jun, '089 Comments

7 more people have been detained by the Public Prosecutor under the guise of the recently announced “protecting our values” as determined by the Prime Minister. This time, 3 of those investigated are writers for Alwefaq’s political party’s publication, the remainder are connected apparently with the already banned sites. Raise your hands if you think […]

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FREE BURMA NOW!

FREE BURMA NOW!

4 Oct, '0713 Comments

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It’s the UAE’s turn to imprisson online publishers

23 Aug, '077 Comments

Here we go again: UAE online forum administrator sentenced to prison Earlier this month, on August 8th, Mohamed Rashed al-Shohhi, an online forum administrator in the Emirate of Ras Al-Khaimah (UAE) has been sentenced to one year in prison and a fine of nearly US$ 13,600 (Dh50,000) for content deemed defamatory published by anonymous on […]

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Why is ‘Sorry’ such a difficult word?

Why is ‘Sorry’ such a difficult word?

24 Jun, '072 Comments

I’m not sure why this is the case, and am not sure why is it so difficult to understand that in order to move forward as a society some truths must be recognised and reparations made. Iman Shwaiter crying in memory of her husband (Hashim Al-Alawi) who was kidnapped, tortured and killed by Bahraini security […]

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Red taped social responsibility

18 Jun, '0710 Comments

As a human being, when you see a rock on the road that might impede your neighbour or fellow human being and you could move it to the side, I am sure that the majority of people will just move it spontaneously. If they can’t, they’ll try to warn people about it and maybe try […]

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O’ Oh

O’ Oh

13 Jun, '079 Comments

I think it’s time to duck or find another place to enjoy the forthcoming summer in as summer in Bahrain is promising to be a tad hotter than usual: Abdulhadi Alkhawaja, president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, addressed today the meeting of the Human Rights council in Geneva regarding inadequate housing in Bahrain, […]

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Demands for change are gathering apace

Demands for change are gathering apace

4 May, '079 Comments

The weather was hot, the temperature was certainly over 40 degrees Celsius and the humidity wasn’t forgiving and neither was the sun, but the intelligentsia or Bahrain gathered yesterday in front of the Parliament building to demonstrate in commemoration of the World Press Freedom Day, in solidarity with Isa Al-Shayji who is demanding that MP […]

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