Tag: activism

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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