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Shame – 20% of Bahrainis are under the poverty line

Shame – 20% of Bahrainis are under the poverty line

28 Aug, '0828 Comments

In a country that is awash with multi-billion dollar projects and where these kinds of projects are announced almost on a daily basis, we get a front page snippet advising us that 98,000 individuals in Bahrain – most of them probably representing a family each – will be receiving a monthly stipend of BD50 (US$132) […]

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Shaking up BRTC

Shaking up BRTC

3 Aug, '0828 Comments

The employees at the TV station are threatening a strike tomorrow and if that doesn’t get their demands, they’re threatening an en mass resignation. They’re not happy with the new BRTC CEO Ahmed Najem. I suggest to our good friends at that illustrious institutions to forgo the first threat in their due process and just […]

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Known blocked sites in Bahrain top 40

Known blocked sites in Bahrain top 40

29 Jul, '0812 Comments

I’ve just compiled a new list of blocked websites in Bahrain and I was able to find most of the administrative order numbers instructing ISPs to block them. The new list is available here. Should you have any information about this issue, please do contact me in confidence.

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The government’s solution to sectarianism

The government’s solution to sectarianism

23 Jun, '088 Comments

Is to create a over-sight commission headed by the Minister of Interior and includes representatives from the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Information to oversee whatever is published in the papers or electronic websites as well as whatever is said in the Friday sermons, and if any is found to be sectarian motivated, […]

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Collective punishments

Collective punishments

27 May, '0826 Comments

There are a few things that suggest that our society is in a desperate state. The indicators are probably best exemplified by the exclusionary standards our parliamentarians and their electorate take. Both are quick to condemn whole peoples, nations and even civilizations due to isolated incidents without taking one second to reflect on our own […]

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