Tag: moi

Honeymoon over at the MoI?

8 Apr, '0813 Comments

Heh, the brand new and I must say very photogenically handsome minister seems to be on a miss-step – I don’t want to say that he’s just following on from whence others have trod before him, that would be too strong, I hope – but with statements as those which appeared in today’s GDN give […]

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“The Protection of Traditional Values”

19 Feb, '0845 Comments

I cringe whenever I hear or read those words. Why? Because they are always used as a pretext to restrict an intrinsic freedom or used as a justification for trouncing all over a basic human right. It is as if “Traditions” are sacrosanct, enshrined and set in gold. They – we are led to believe […]

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Loving thy country

Loving thy country

29 May, '0790 Comments

I’m not sure what the Ministry of the Interior wants to achieve by its continuous excessive use of force. If this is their idea of instilling love for the country, they failed; if it is their intention to protect public and private property, they failed, their habitual use of tear gas and rubber bullets and […]

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No blocked sites in Bahrain!

No blocked sites in Bahrain!

6 Apr, '0748 Comments

update 9 Apr, ’07: I am told that Batelco has started to block the sites again, but rather than blocking them at the proxy servers (which are in a sad state, it seems) they are blocking them directly at the router, which means it is going to be harder to bypass that block. I’ve checked […]

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All you need is PR

All you need is PR

22 Mar, '0737 Comments

PR role ‘crucial to end Islamophobia’ The public relations industry in the Gulf has a crucial role to play in preventing the spread of Islamophobia in the world, a top government official said yesterday. Information Minister Dr Mohammed Abdul Ghaffar says the profession has an increased importance in the new world order and must use […]

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