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SHUT THEM UP!

SHUT THEM UP!

17 Jun, '088 Comments

You know you’ve lost the argument if all you have left to “defend” your cause is to demand that the other party be shut up, and use a desperately disparate parliament to encode that demand into law. What is stranger still, is that the party demanding the reneging on the constitutional right to free speech […]

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Impaired vision, or just deaf?

Impaired vision, or just deaf?

23 Oct, '076 Comments

Uh, do you guys see a glass hermetically sealed cage around his majesty in the following picture taken at the opening of the parliament’s second session on Oct 17th? I only ask because maybe the government which he is its ultimate authority doesn’t seem to have heard any part of his speech, especially the words […]

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RSF gets a bit too Bolshy

17 Oct, '079 Comments

It looks like there is a new admin for this area for RSF… there must be, as their latest press release about Bahrain is a bit, well, unduly strong. I would have thought that they could be a little bit more politically cognizant and temper it down a bit. Saying something like: Determined to oppose […]

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Haaq.org blocked in Bahrain

Haaq.org blocked in Bahrain

14 Oct, '077 Comments

one of the first orders of the new minister is to block access within Bahrain to the Haq Political Movement website If the policy of blocking Internet access to web sites in Bahrain falls on the shoulders of the Ministry of Information, one which I had ample hope and aspiration of its restructuring to the […]

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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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