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Egypt: Judge’s request to block websites rejected

22 Jun, '0710 Comments

Some good news for a change! The State Commissioner Committee in Egypt has rejected the request made by the judge Abdel Fattah Mourad to block 51 websites and blogs deemed insulting the state’s dignity and threatening Egypt’s interests. In the meantime, the investigation on blogger Amr Gharbia, who was charged for defaming Judge Mourad, has […]

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Ooh! Look! I’m in the UAE!

Ooh! Look! I’m in the UAE!

30 Apr, '0731 Comments

Flickr IS blocked in the UAE!

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mum’s the word

19 Apr, '0712 Comments

This sounds SO familiar! وقال العضو البلدي ربيع في رده على الاتهام الموجه له: أنا قلت ما قلت من باب ممارسة دوري الرقابي الذي يكفله الدستور لي كمواطن وكعضو بلدي، وقد ناشدت جلالة الملك بالتدخل لإصلاح أوضاع الوزارة إصلاحاً كلياً. وأكد «أنا لم أهن أية سلطة، وإنما كنت أمارس دوري الرقابي، وهدفي كان الصالح العام […]

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Squeeky clean government

19 Apr, '071 Comment

Bahrain’s is the only country in the world that can claim that its government organs and personnel are completely free of corruption. Saying anything to the contrary, even if you were an elected official, would put you in the dock. How is that for an ordinary citizen then? I think it’s probably safer to avoid […]

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Case Deferred

17 Apr, '0722 Comments

We went to the court this morning with a number of people already present and offered their support. But due to the main judge’s family bereavement, for which I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Shaikh Mohammed bin Ali on the passing of his mother, the case has been administratively deferred to be […]

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