Tag: freedoms

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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Sorry your Majesty, I wish it worked like that…ٍ

Sorry your Majesty, I wish it worked like that…ٍ

11 Jul, '066 Comments

Time and again we are privileged to hear that our king, his majesty Shaikh Hamad bin Esa Al-Khalifa, is fully committed to see his vision realised in the reforms he initiated since he gained the throne. Time and again he unequivocally came out and said that he is for the freedoms of expression and he […]

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Irrepressible

28 May, '0614 Comments

Here’s a pledge that I would – and have – taken quite readily: I believe the Internet should be a force for political freedom, not repression. People have the right to seek and receive information and to express their peaceful beliefs online without fear or interference. I call on governments to stop the unwarranted restriction […]

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Citizen Journalists win against Apple, Bahrain MoI are you listening?

27 May, '0611 Comments

Briefly, Apple was pissed off with a site scooping it and releasing information it deemed still confidential, so they went after the guy who published the news and he didn’t budge, and in their infinite wisdom Apple thought they’d bring out their 4-pound hammers to force it out of the webmaster telling the court that […]

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Let the fireworks begin; Nancy is in town!

Let the fireworks begin; Nancy is in town!

18 May, '0653 Comments

The last time this young lady came to Bahrain, we had parliamentary and street riots, with people lying on the roads leading to her performance venue, quite a number of burnt tyres and scuffles with police, all apparently planned and executed by Islamists in parliament and the street. Ironically that was one of the few […]

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