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· March, 2008

Stories about Bahrain from March, 2008

Egypt: Human Rights Defenders Harassed

Or Does it Explode… links to a report submitted by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies to the United Nations Human Rights Council which says there has been “huge...

Bahrain: Scorn for inflation package

To alleviate the effects of inflation in Bahrain, the government has introduced a BD40 million (USD105 million) aid package – and Bahrain's bloggers are unanimous in questioning how effective it...

Bahrain: Blogger in Jail for Four Months

Bahraini blogger and human rights activist Abdulla Mohsen (Ar) has been behind bars for more than four months, according to Nido, who calls upon bloggers and online activists to show...

Bahrain: Frustrated Hitch Hiker

Bahraini blogger emoodz discusses a talk he had with a frustrated hitch hiker in this post.

Bahrain: Kindest People Ever

Sous, a Swedish woman living in Bahrain, wonders about the impact of development on Bahrainis. “Bahrainis … are the most kind people I have ever met. They are polite, educated,...

Bahrain: Parliament Countdown

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif has places a new counter on his blogs, featuring the number of days left for Bahrainis to “get rid” of their parliament.

Bahrain: Keywords Shocker

From Bahrain, Silly Bahraini Girl takes a closer look at the keywords which drive clicks to her blog.

Bahrain: Frustrated Fayrouz fans

This year's Spring of Culture, the biggest arts festival in Bahrain, has just started. Bloggers have got plenty to say about it – especially about the star attraction, Lebanese singer...

Bahrain: Nationality Issues

From Bahrain, Silly Bahraini Girl takes offence to a comment made by a reader on another blog about her nationality.

Lebanon: Gulf Tourists

From Lebanon, Antoun comments on tourists from Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia visiting his country – after their countries issued warnings for them to stop travelling to Lebanon.

Bahrain: Scantily Clad Women Strike the Wrong Chord

Seeing pictures of what he describes as "scantily clad women" in local newspapers, doesn't strike a chord with Bahraini blogger Jaffar who takes the opportunity to rant about other practises...

Bahrain: Sleep, Food, TV, Sleep

Lizardo from Bahrain complains about unemployment in this post.

Bahrain: Bizarre Conversations

Bint Battuta in Bahrain shares with us some of the bizarre conversations she has had with people over the past few days.

Mideast Youth: Back to School

Mideast Youth bloggers took part in a Skype discussion with students from an American school. Questions were about race, politics, bigotry, nationalism, materialism and a few other ‘ism’s, explains Egyptian...

Bahrain: Clashes with Riot Police

Chanad Bahraini posts a video showing clashes in Bahrain between riot police and protesters – from the vantage point of the protesters.

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