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Google Earth Blocked in Bahrain

Google Earth Blocked in Bahrain

7 Aug, '0673 Comments

Now we know why the Ministry of DISinformation is so desperate to control the Internet: According to Al-Wasat this morning, the Ministry of DISinformation has instructed the Bahrain Internet Exchange to block Google Earth. Possibly because through Google Earth, the whole world, let alone the Bahraini users, can zoom in and have a good look […]

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Times, they are a changin’

Times, they are a changin’

5 Aug, '069 Comments

With the wealth of information access in the Arab world, courtesy of the internet and satellite TVs, more and more people are rightly asking for their God-given rights, rather than just be happy with those “bestowed” on them by kings and presidents. Those times, have gone and will never come back. Witness Wajiha al-Huweidar, she […]

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Batelco gets bitch slapped by the TRA, AGAIN!

27 Jul, '063 Comments

Read these saweeeet words: The TRA has once again imposed its power and issued the second Order to Batelco this year. The order forces Batelco to revise their Reference Access Offer (The services and prices offered to other ISPs, allowing them to use Batelco’s network) Batelco had 2 weeks to implement these changes, and they […]

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Woohoo, Wu Hao released!

11 Jul, '060 Comments

After 5 months of incarceration in a Chinese jail – and we all know the reason those premises got their 5-star rating – he has been released. The reason he was their guest for so long? Being a blogger and speaking his mind! I’m really glad that this doesn’t happen in Bahrain (any more) especially […]

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No way, not in Bahrain!

No way, not in Bahrain!

8 Jul, '0630 Comments

There is a huge part of me that refuses to believe that we – Bahrainis – are capable of doing what we see on the television news every day; the violence, the killing, the kidnapping, the vicious crime, the beatings, the terrorism, all of these things I would like to believe that they are completely […]

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