Stories about Bahrain from February, 2008
Kuwait: Power and No Style
Thouq from Kuwait posts the pictures of three gulf politicians, two from Kuwait and one from Bahrain, comments: “With all respect to all our brave women working in politics: you certainly have power, but not style!”
Bahrain: Wise beyond her years?
Bahraini blogger emoodz questions the appointment of a female judge – who only graduated in 2005.
Bahrain: Lost causes?
Recently a number of bloggers have complained about a lack of real education, a lack of critical thinking, and a lack of political engagement in Bahrain. Ayesha Saldanha tunes into the Bahraini blogosphere to bring us the story.
Bahrain: New Restriction on Media
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif lashes out at a new “restriction’ on media in the Arab world.
Bahrain: Stupid Blogs
Bahraini Mohammed Al Maskati rants about stupid blogs in this post.
Bahrain: Songs Exchanged between Saudis and Egyptians
From Bahrain, Silly Bahraini Girl posts two videos – one showing a rap song by Saudis targeted against Egyptians and the other containing a response for the first video.
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif writes about a bizarre medical case here. You will have carefully examine the X-rays to believe your eyes. ***WARNING: Not for the faint of heart.
Middle East: Protesting Love
Valentine's Day has come and gone, but in the Middle East, the debate still continues on whether it is an occasion which should be celebrated or shunned. With both Saudi Arabia and Kuwait warning against Valentine's Day celebrations, bloggers had a lot to talk about.
Bahrain: Response to Hezbollah leader's death
Hezbollah has wide support in Bahrain, and there has been an immediate response to the news of the death of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah leader, reports Ayesha Saldanha.
Bahrain: What Environment?
Bahraini blogger emoodz discusses his country's stance on the environment.
Bahrain: Indian Workers on Strike
Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif comments on the treatment of Indian workers on strike in Bahrain.
Bahrain: For sale?
In this post we look at some of things that Bahraini bloggers have been saying during the last month. We start with a complaint about the privatisation of utilities in Bahrain, followed by an opinion about changes at the Ministry of Information, and another about the role bloggers can play...
Bahrain: Saudi Change
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif directs us to a discussion on Saudi Arabia, change and freedom of expression.
Bahrain: Scam Alert
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif exposes a scam .. he just escaped from.
Bahrain: Crackdown on Protesters
Bahraini blogger Dr Abdulhadi Khalaf reposts an article on Bahrain's crackdown on protesters.
Bahrain: Ash Wednesday
Bint Battuta from Bahrain marks Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.
Bahrain: Publication Law
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif sheds light on Bahrain's publication law and promises by the Information Minister not to jail journalists.
Middle East: Internet Outage Enrages Bloggers
What is a blogger without access to the Internet? This was the dilemma facing tens of thousands of bloggers in parts of the Middle East and Asia, after an optical cable in the Mediterranean was damaged, crippling millions of Internet users. No surprise, some of the region's bloggers were fuming especially when they realised that it could take up to two weeks to fix the damage.