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Freedom of Speech, UAE style

Freedom of Speech, UAE style

12 Feb, '0628 Comments

Have a load of this, the UAE has issued a federal law on combating cyber crime: Some of the offences and their punishment: – Abuse of any Islamic holy shrines or rituals. – Abuse of holy shrines and religious rituals stipulated in other religions since such rituals are maintained in accordance to the rulings of […]

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Even more!

20 Aug, '058 Comments

Jamal Dawood must be salivating at the prospect of me finding even more bloggers that he potentially can prosecute! Following on from a tip by Haitham Sabbah, I looked at a whole list of Bahraini blogs on blogger.com, and am I absolutely glad that I have ’cause I found out that one of my favourite […]

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According to Jamal Dawood, 82 sites already registred…

20 Aug, '056 Comments

When you consider that there are possibly tens of thousands of sites about Bahrain or are run from it, this is an abject failure (arabic) of his department. What boggles the mind is that he still doesn’t take the opportunity to tell the whole world that the government, and his department in particular, has listened […]

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Reports land journalist in the dock

30 May, '053 Comments

A 52-year-old Bahraini journalist is being prosecuted for allegedly writing for a newspaper abroad without government permission. He should have had official permission from the Information Ministry, the Lower Criminal Court heard. The defendant, a journalist for nearly 30 years, is charged with illegally working as a correspondent for a Kuwaiti newspaper. He admitted at […]

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State Censorship in Disguise

12 May, '0517 Comments

Another international publication contacted me to elicit my views regarding the Ministry of Information’s administrative order requiring all websites to register with them, and what actions are being taken by webmasters, if any, to counteract that order. He began by asking me if any blogger has actually registered with them so far, what you read […]

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