Tag: human-rights

The Ambassador Speaketh

The Ambassador Speaketh

9 Jan, '110 Comments

Interesting interview in Al-Wasat this morning in which its editor-in-chief interviewed the departing American Ambassador to Bahrain Mr Adam Ereli. The interview had three axes: reflections on his tenure in Bahrain, Freedoms of Expression as exercised (or lack thereof) in Bahrain and the Internet in particular and lastly human rights. It’s surprising and refreshing to […]

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GDN stoops to another low

GDN stoops to another low

21 Oct, '104 Comments

Just in case the “journalists” in the local rag forgot what Journalistic Ethics actually are, here’s a good place to start. However, I’m sure that both “ethics” and “journalism” is far from their minds. What’s closest, is enriching themselves via their chosen “contribution” to Bahrain’s development and political well-being: brown-nosing. WASHINGTON: The GDN has been […]

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Who’s next?

Who’s next?

5 Sep, '1016 Comments

Abdulemam joins tens, possibly hundreds, more apprehended Bahrainis all accused or charged with some malicious intent against the ruling regime. According to most operating human rights organisations in the country, they have had their rights violated and some even went as far as accusing the security services of applying systemic torture on some of those incarcerated.

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Congratulations? Really? Really?

Congratulations? Really? Really?

30 Aug, '106 Comments

Two men suspected of attempting to assassinate the editor of a Bahrain newspaper have been arrested early this morning. The duo, aged 27 and 21, have admitted attacking Al Watan managing editor Muhannad Abu Zeitoun, Public Security chief Major General Tariq bin Dayna said. They have been referred to the Public Prosecution, he said. Mr […]

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Vehicle tracking, another Big Brotherly gesture?

Vehicle tracking, another Big Brotherly gesture?

12 Jun, '1013 Comments

The latest salvo in the depreciation of personal freedoms in Bahrain comes this time courtesy of the Ministry of Interior. No surprise there. It’s Traffic Department is introducing new number plates with tracking devices, unimaginatively justified to “fight crime” – and no one seems to care.

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