Tag: freedoms

World Press Freedom Day?

3 May, '057 Comments

Happy World Press Freedom Day, as for Bahraini Press and websites, please go directly to jail, and do not pass go. As there is no such thing, nor will there ever be press freedoms here as long as the Ministry of Disinformation is established, and as long as it is filled with the likes of […]

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A light-bulb faintly goes on

28 Apr, '056 Comments

From this morning’s GDN Webmasters are free to register WEBMASTERS will not be hounded into registering their sites with the Information Ministry, authorities said yesterday. Information Under-Secretary Mahmood Al Mahmood said although the rules state that Bahrain websites must be registered with the ministry, it will not be actively pursuing them. “Our goal is to […]

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Webmasters clamp ‘can prevent libel’

26 Apr, '051 Comment

New rules asking webmasters to register their sites with the Information Ministry should not be used to stifle freedom of expression, political activists said yesterday. Some were totally opposed to any registration, saying it could be the beginning of a slippery slope which could lead to further restrictions and unfair legal action to be taken […]

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Freedom of Speech my big toe!

25 Apr, '0597 Comments

Webmasters must register or face legal action Webmasters face prosecution if they defy new rules announced by Bahraini authorities. All Bahraini websites set up here or abroad must register with the Information Ministry or face legal action, it was declared yesterday. A six-month campaign is being launched next Monday to register all Bahraini websites, under […]

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Watch’em Sweat!

9 Jan, '059 Comments

2006 is oh so close I could almost smell it! Why, You ask? Elections of course! The time to boot out all of the jokers in parliament and hopefully replace them with better people who won’t chase capital away from the island, who will recognise terrorists and call them as such, who won’t object to […]

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