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The view from Bahrain

Democracy? Human rights? Freedom of Expression? President of the UN?XIX Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which the Bahraini Government is a signatory of states: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. The Bahraini Constitution’s Guarantees of Freedom of Speech Article 23 of the …

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One more site blocked in Bahrain

It used to be just 9 that were blocked:Bahrain Online Montadayat al Bahrain Bahrain National Committee for Martyrs and Victims of Torture Sarah al Watani Ahrar al Bahrain Bahrain Times Al Saheefa Tubli.net Rezgarand now, it appears that someone who is really shaking in his boots and deems it very necessary to protect us from ourselves and protect the country from those nefarious people hell bent on toppling the government has done the right …

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MoI threatens websites.. again.

They’re using that old “protecting Islam” chestnut again, here’s the copy:أغلقت موقعي «صوت الحق» و«إسلاميات» «الإعلام» ترصد المواقع الإلكترونية المسيئة للإسلام صرح القائم بأعمال مدير إدارة المطبوعات والنشر في وزارة الإعلام حسن عون بان الوزارة تحرص على رصد المواقع التي تسيء الى الإسلام والى شخص الرسول الكريم، خصوصا بعد الموجة التي تفشت في معظم دول العالم المعادية للإسلام، ونتيجة لذلك تم حصر اكثر من موقع الكتروني وقد تم إغلاق بعضها في الآونة الأخيرة. وأضاف بان …

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Is our culture so weak?

What possible service does blocking access to information, any type of information, do to a community? The only effect that these restrictions can bring to is the a continued regression into an information black hole which ultimately leads to the regression of a whole nation in its development and competitive chances in a very fast changing world. Some would say that certain kind of information must be censored due to the community sensibilities; however, I contend …

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TERRORISM, definition of

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Let’s see… the UN says that terrorism is defined as:criminal acts intended or calculated to provoke a state of terror in the general public, a group of persons or particular persons for political purposes are in any circumstance unjustifiable, whatever the considerations of a political, philosophical, ideological, racial, ethnic, religious or other nature that may be invoked to justify them”. (GA Res. 51/210 Measures to eliminate international terrorism) and says that the academic definition is: …

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