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 Ayesha Saldanha, in her latest round up of the Bahraini blogosphere.
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 access to its electronic website.
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 make their Eid enjoyable too,” writes Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif.
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 few minutes to buy their new Eid clothes,” writes Bahraini blogger Ammaro, who describes the scene at this time of...
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.