Tag: journalism

2006 Press Freedom Index released

8 Jan, '0726 Comments

There is marginal improvement in this year’s Bahrain Press Freedom Index released by RSF. In 2006 we gained a few places up to 111, but to put this rank in perspective, I have compiled the following table to show how bad our position is compared to Kuwait, the Emirates and Qatar: What affected our rank […]

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Al-Watan hacked?

Al-Watan hacked?

7 Dec, '0611 Comments

Someone sent me this picture (thanks mate!) which shows Al-Watan Newspaper‘s website hacked today. The website is back to normal now. This is how it allegedly was earlier: click for larger viewclick to view a picture of the restored site Can anyone confirm this? Why would anyone do this and why was Al-Watan targeted? Because […]

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Shylock

7 Dec, '067 Comments

Who’s Qassim Hussain on about this time? Any idea? Don’t you wish that the press and people will just come out and tell you who the hell they’re talking about rather than having to go dig hither and thither to find out a simple answer? Or is this the way that he prevents himself from […]

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Elections coming up!

19 Sep, '069 Comments

Finally, we have some movement. Of course there is no guarantee that the anticipated movement will be good, as there are no guarantees for it being the opposite, but as the local idiom goes: “الحركة بركة” – loosely translated: “in movement there is a blessing” So the king invited the heads of the political societies […]

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Sorry your Majesty, I wish it worked like that…ٍ

Sorry your Majesty, I wish it worked like that…ٍ

11 Jul, '066 Comments

Time and again we are privileged to hear that our king, his majesty Shaikh Hamad bin Esa Al-Khalifa, is fully committed to see his vision realised in the reforms he initiated since he gained the throne. Time and again he unequivocally came out and said that he is for the freedoms of expression and he […]

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