Tag: Society

Truth & Reconciliation

Truth & Reconciliation

21 Jun, '0711 Comments

News reports out today suggest that the king has given his blessing to convening a Truth and Reconciliation Workshop by human rights societies in Bahrain which was previously blocked by authorities, with several provisos; Don’t involve foreigners The reconciliation is deemed to have already taken place by the inculcation of laws 10 of 2001 and […]

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Red taped social responsibility

18 Jun, '0710 Comments

As a human being, when you see a rock on the road that might impede your neighbour or fellow human being and you could move it to the side, I am sure that the majority of people will just move it spontaneously. If they can’t, they’ll try to warn people about it and maybe try […]

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Ma3ak

Ma3ak

10 Jun, '076 Comments

I’ve had the privilege to meet with Dr. Saad bin Tifla Al-Ajmi several times through the various conferences we happen to attend together, and the panels we shared at those conferences. The most recent one was a preparatory meeting for the forthcoming FIKR6 to take place in Manama in December 2007. The convened panel this […]

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Brief thoughts on the job market and its reforms

3 Jun, '0723 Comments

‘can we talk’ said in a comment: meanwhile the guy who took the burger-flipping job for peanuts has long moved up to a better paying job This is as good an opening as any to re-open the labour and job situation in Bahrain, so let me start with this: I talked to two businessmen last […]

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A Friday Slideshow wedding gift to good friends

25 May, '0715 Comments

This slideshow is particularly dedicated to my friends Haifaa Al-Mansour and Brad Neimann who had their wedding party last night in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. It is without a doubt the best wedding party I have been to, suffice it to say that contrary to popular belief, women DO drive in Saudi, that is how Haifaa […]

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