Tag: blogging

“It’s a snafu, honest!”

6 Jan, '112 Comments

BAHRAINI authorities yesterday claimed to have blocked a number of websites and blogs by mistake. The Information Affairs Authority (IAA) claimed a technical error resulted in blocking of several sites, but said in a statement it was fixing the problem. […] She said her site www.sillybahrainigirl.blogspot.com was blocked on Tuesday after being incorrectly categorised as […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Wir werden uns wiedersehen, Berlin

Wir werden uns wiedersehen, Berlin

23 May, '102 Comments

As I leave this lovely city and bid adieux to new friends, its time for a reflection. I came here at the invitation of the German government’s Foreign Office through their embassy in Bahrain. I came rather hesitantly as I had to take ten full days off work at a time where we’re rather busy […]

Continue Reading »

Ah, Germany is not that free after all!

Ah, Germany is not that free after all!

15 May, '108 Comments

I know, such a revaluation isn’t it? I’m in Berlin as part of an excellent program by the German Federal Foreign Office. They invited a group of 15 international bloggers coming from countries spanning across from Costa Rica through to China. Part of the program is to meet with German bloggers and opinion makers to […]

Continue Reading »

Looking for inspiration…

12 May, '102 Comments

 

Continue Reading »

Bahraini Bloggers Renascence Gathering, don’t miss it!

9 Jun, '096 Comments

All local bloggers are invited to a Local Bloggers Meetup on Saturday 13th of June 2009. 11 AM Dolce Café in Zinj. We’d love to restart, reconnect and re-meet old and new friends. Please take a couple of hours off and come and have a coffee with us. Find out what number this meeting is […]

Continue Reading »

An ex-Prime Minister’s view

An ex-Prime Minister’s view

8 Jun, '099 Comments

I’ve been following Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s blog for about a year now, maybe a little bit more. I came close to filming and interviewing him in Malaysia when we covered an event there a few months ago, unfortunately that didn’t happen. Still, the experience did not diminish my admiration for the man. I certainly don’t […]

Continue Reading »

It’s over

It’s over

8 Oct, '08115 Comments

Over the last few years of active blogging, and BBSing and other forms of electronic communication since 1986, I have decided to stop active blogging and would like to thank everyone for their friendship, support, suggestions and comments. It’s been fun, but it’s time to move on. Thanks very much and best of luck to […]

Continue Reading »

On Sabbatical

On Sabbatical

19 Sep, '0812 Comments

snail, originally uploaded by malyousif. Guys, I’ll be taking a break from blogging for a while. I don’t know for how long that while is. Thanks all for your support. Have a wonderful Friday and weekend.

Continue Reading »

Back to Top