Tag: human-rights

Egypt, the “mother of the world”, starts to eat its children!

Egypt, the “mother of the world”, starts to eat its children!

8 May, '0611 Comments

Ambassador Mahmoud Abdel Gawad Po Box 818, Villa 18, Road 23, Mahouz, Manama 332, Bahrain Tel: (+973) 1772 0005 Fax: (973) 1772 1518 email egyembbh@batelco.com.bh website Mubarak didn’t you have enough already? How old are you for goodness sake? 21 raring to take on the whole world by the scruff of the neck? No, you’re […]

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Going South

6 May, '0610 Comments

If you’re already wet, would being sprayed make you even wetter? What if you jumped in the pool when you’re already wet, would that make you wetter? Of course not. So what if Bahrain once again went south in its ranking in the Press Freedom Index for 2006? Okay, it’s just a few ranking postions: […]

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Is the Wahabi wall crumbling?

3 May, '0667 Comments

I sure hope so, and judging by this article, it might well be the beginning of the end, and not a moment too soon, says I: “This is one of the blessings of September 11. It put the brakes on the [Wahhabi] practice of takfir , excommunicating everyone who didn’t exactly follow their creed,” said […]

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RSF’s 2006 Internet Report

2 May, '069 Comments

Here’s what RSF have to say about Bahrain: Except for pornographic sites, Bahrain does not censor the Internet much. But it has unfortunately begun to regulate it in ways that endanger freedom of expression. The government said in April 2004 that all online publications, including forums and blogs, must be officially registered. Loud protests led […]

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Freedom without security isn’t much of a freedom!

26 Apr, '061 Comment

blogging the 4th Arab Media Forum in Dubai This is the over-riding feeling at the “Status of Iraqi media” chaired by Jassim Al-Azzawi and included Faisal Al-Yasseri (founder and chairman of Al-Diyar television channel), Ismael Zayer (Managing Editor at Al-Sabah Al-Jadeed newspaper) and Adnan Hussain (the noted writer and long time Saddam-regime opponent writing for […]

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