Stories about Bahrain from April, 2008
Bahrain: Why are Adult Sites Popular?
Why are adult sites popular in the Middle East, asks Bahraini Esra'a, who posts a video opinion from Lebanon.
Bahrain: A Tale of Two Villages
Journalist Jeffrey Black visits Bahrain and notes his observations in this post.
Bahrain: Food, Money and Traffic
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
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
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: Sleep Troubles
From Bahrain, Umm Naief writes about her problems with insomnia.
Bahrain: MPs call to deport homosexuals
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: Not so Happy
Is Bahrain the happiest place in the Gulf? Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif challenges a newspaper claim in this post.
Bahrain: Can't Spell New York
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: Wanted – more vlogs!
Yagoob has started vlogging (video blogging) and is encouraging other Bahraini bloggers to do the same.
Bahrain: Blogging for the environment
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
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
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
“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
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
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
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif announces the country's first farmer's market, being held at a garden centre this weekend.
Bahrain: Cool Project Launched
Bahraini blogger Ammar laughs his way through the opening of a new project in Bahrain.
Bahrain: Surreal Gulf Moments
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?
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.
Bahrain: Call to Parliament to Resign
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif calls upon his country's 40-member parliament to resign.