Tag: human-rights

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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Website clamp a step backwards

26 Apr, '050 Comments

It is disturbing news that Bahrain has decided to clamp down on websites, just as the country celebrates World Book Day. Yesterday’s stern warning to all webmasters to either register their sites or face legal action, has sent shockwaves down my spine. To camouflage a law bent on infringing on the rights of people 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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Al-Dhahrani’s at it again

23 Mar, '0517 Comments

Our illustrious Parliamentary Chairman not content with the state of our own laws, now suggests that we should import others from our giant neighbour (arabic); Saudi Arabia, especially as they pertain to the family, legal age and of course laws that would further demonstrate his complete “respect” for women. It is done of course to […]

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Codifying Personal Status Law

25 Oct, '047 Comments

There are big discussions doing the rounds in the papers this week regarding the uncodified nature of the Personal Status Law spread primarily by two national polls; one sponsored by the Supreme Council for Women executed by the Bahrain Centre for Studies and Research while the other more arbitrary by Al-Wasat using SMS responses to […]

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