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· October, 2007

Stories about Bahrain from October, 2007

Bahrain: No to Bullfighting

Bahraini blogger emoodz says no to animal cruelty after watching a bull fight in Spain.

Bahrain: Wanna be Famous?

Wanna be famous? Bash Islam, writes Bahraini blogger Esra'a. Note the comments on this post.

Bahrain: Three Journalists Fined

Bahraini blogger Abduljalil Al Singace links to a Reporters Without Borders article about the fining of three journalists sued for comments which appeared in an online publication.

Bahrain: Designer Items

Bahraini Diva explains why she buys expensive designer merchandise in this post.

Bahrain: Helping Iraqis

Bahraini blogger Dawood is thinking of ways of helping Iraqi widows and orphans in this post.

Bahrain: Internet for Arab Activists

Bahraini blogger Esra'a cross-posts an article which argues that the Internet has become a global village for Arab activists.

Bahrain: The times they are a-changin'…

Many of Bahrain's bloggers are either lamenting or advocating change of one kind or another this week, whether concerning family celebrations, employment practices, political priorities – or even footwear, writes...

Bahrain: Iraqi Refugees Shedding Off Sectarian Violence

Bahraini blogger Dawood writes that Iraqi refugees in Syria and Jordan are ‘shedding off’ sectarian violence.

Bahrain blocks Haq political movement website

A Press Release issued on October 12th by the HAQ: Movement of Liberties and Democracy- Bahrain, which Global Voices Advocacy received a copy of it, reveals that Bahrain has blocked...

Bahrain: Eid Mubarak

“(L)et me wish you all a very good, healthy, peaceful and prosperous Eid enjoyed with your kith and kin. Spare a thought too to those less fortunate and try to...

Bahrain: Getting Ready for Eid

“Yes, another Ramadan has come and went, and Eid is very nearly upon us. Everywhere seems to be busy; the shops are full at night with people rushing the last...

Bahrain: Interview with Kuwaiti Atheist

Bahraini blogger Esra'a interviews an Arab atheist from Kuwait in this post.

Bahrain: Non-Sectarian Mosque

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif unveils plans to build the country's first non-sectarian mosque in this post.

Morocco: Looking inward, looking outward

An inflammatory post about Moroccans in the Gulf by a popular Moroccan blogger ignites a debate all over the world - Jillian York has the story on who's saying what.

Bahrain: Divided By Dialect

In Bahrain this week: the disappearing sea, culture shock in the UK, Ramadan drama serials, a diagnosis of leukaemia - and speaking 'Shia'!

Bahrain: Dreaming Prepositions

Bint Battuta in Bahrain, a translator by profession, is now dreaming prepositions.

Palestine: Congrats Ms Bahrain

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah highlights aspects from Miss Arab World 2007. Despite being veiled, Ms Bahrain clinched the title.

Bahrain: Dialect Barriers

Silly Bahraini Girl points out the sectarian differences in Bahrain, where people's religious sects can be detected from their accents.

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