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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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Your Uncle is Deaf

Your Uncle is Deaf

25 Jul, '0810 Comments

Or as we say in Bahrain: 3mmek asmakh, an epithet normally reserved for situations where no matter how much advice one gives, even very reasonable and much needed advice, the receiver of such words of wisdom is completely and utterly deaf to those words. Such is the situation with the Ministry of Information, or at […]

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Sites to be blocked, and become famous

Sites to be blocked, and become famous

24 Jun, '0819 Comments

Ban something and suddenly everyone wants to know why so they would do whatever is possible to get through that ban. It’s human nature. Just like rubber-necking a car crash. So why would anyone in their right mind think that the answer to correct a wrong is simply just to block the source is beyond […]

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Correcting a wrong

Correcting a wrong

20 Jun, '084 Comments

Remember that debacle where the Arab world agreed to “protect our traditional values” by curtailing freedoms of expression especially that of news television channels? You know, the news channels who normally criticise established regimes, specifically Aljazaeera and to some extent Alarabia? That was in February earlier this year, and only Lebanon objected to such a […]

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SHUT THEM UP!

SHUT THEM UP!

17 Jun, '088 Comments

You know you’ve lost the argument if all you have left to “defend” your cause is to demand that the other party be shut up, and use a desperately disparate parliament to encode that demand into law. What is stranger still, is that the party demanding the reneging on the constitutional right to free speech […]

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