· April, 2008

Stories about Bahrain from April, 2008

Bahrain: Food, Money and Traffic

  29 April 2008

Bahraini bloggers are sticking to the important subjects this week: food, money and traffic congestion, writes Ayesha Saldanha who brings us the latest vibes from the local blogosphere this week.

Bahrain: Remembering Samar Al Ansari

  29 April 2008

From Bahrain, Soul Search shares with us a touching tribute blog by a Bahrain mother in memory of her daughter, Samar Al Ansari, who was killed in a car crash in September 2006.

Bahrain: Kick the Dog

  29 April 2008

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif takes a trip down memory lane to his first days as a blogger – with a blog called Kick the Dog.

Bahrain: MPs call to deport homosexuals

  29 April 2008

Out of the closet and out of the country? Ayesha Saldanha brings us blogger reactions on how Bahraini MPs are pushing for a new law to clampdown on homosexuality among locals and throw out expatriate gays and lesbians from the country.

Bahrain: Can't Spell New York

  21 April 2008

Students at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) in Bahrain cannot spell New York, complains Redbelt, who posts a picture to prove his point.

Bahrain: Blogging for the environment

  18 April 2008

In recent months Bahrain's bloggers have been turning more and more to environmental issues, and one group of bloggers have even started a campaign to raise awareness about the environmental damage caused by plastic bags.

AIDS – A Taboo in the Arab World

  18 April 2008

AIDS, the deadly acquired immune deficiency syndrome, is a taboo word in the Arab world. But the scary word has managed to crop up in many blog posts this week - from Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, Bahrain and Yemen.

Bahrain: Jews Remember Al Nakba

  16 April 2008

Bint Battuta in Bahrain links to Palestine Remembered and No Time to Celebrate – Jews Remember Al Nakba (Catastrophe), which draw attention to the plight of Palestinians since the establishment of Israel 60 years ago.

Bahrain: Iniquitous Distribution of Electoral Districts

  16 April 2008

“One of the main grievances people of Bahrain have is the iniquitous distribution of the electoral districts… Lawyer Abdulla Al-Shamlawi is suing the government in its own courts [Arabic] for this iniquitous distribution of electoral districts on behalf of a citizen in District 1 in the Northern Governate, a Mr....

Bahrain: Policeman's death divides bloggers

  13 April 2008

Earlier this week a Bahraini policeman, Majid Asghar Ali, 27, was killed after a patrol car was attacked and set on fire near a village called Karzakan. Bahrain's bloggers have been quick to comment. While some are in shock, other cast their doubts on the credibility of the government's story that the young soldier was killed by protesters.

Bahrain: Alcohol and Islam

  11 April 2008

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif writes about a controversial new fatwa (religious edict), by a leading Islamic scholar, which decrees that Islam allows alcohol consumption in small quantities!

Bahrain: Farmer's Market

  9 April 2008

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif announces the country's first farmer's market, being held at a garden centre this weekend.

Bahrain: Surreal Gulf Moments

  8 April 2008

Bint Battuta in Bahrain describes “one of those surreal Gulf moments when I found myself unable to get my message across in either Arabic or English.”

Bahrain: Should young girls wear hijab?

  7 April 2008

Bahrain's bloggers have recently looked at topics including the difficulties of being a pedestrian in Bahrain, negative thinking amongst Bahraini youth, the pressure placed on young girls to wear the headscarf – and the need to communicate more with Americans, writes Ayesha Saldanha, who brings us the latest buzz from Bahrain.